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Custom Server-side Operations

Starting with Q1 2012 the RadImageEditor allows its built-in OnImageEditing server-side event to handle the server-side execution of custom commands you have added to its toolbar. By using this you can also override the behavior of the built-in commands or add some custom functionality to them.

In order to use a custom command you need to first add its handler in the JavaScript. To send the command to the server you need to call the control's editImageOnServer JavaScript method.

The handler for the command receives three parameters which are common for all custom client-side commands:

  1. imageEditor - the instance of the RadImageEditor whose command is fired

  2. commandName - the name of the command as declared in the custom tool's CommandName property

  3. args - an event arguments object that exposes the following two methods:

    • get_item() - the toolbar button that was clicked

    • get_domEvent() - the DOM event of the click

The editImageOnServer() method takes four arguments:

  1. commandName - the command name that will be passed to the server and respective client events. It should be unique

  2. commandText - the command text that will be used to record the operation in the Undo/Redo stack. If nothing is passed the commandName will be used

  3. customArgument - additional command argument that will be passed to the server. By default it is an empty string. You can set it dynamically in order to transfer some information from the client

  4. callbackFunction - the JavaScript function that is executed when the response from the server is received. It takes two arguments:

    1. clientData - the same data that was originally sent from the client to the server

    2. serverData - the data object that comes from the server. This is where you can read the argument which is modified on the server - it is contained in the args field of the serverData object

The OnImageEditing server-side handler receives two arguments - one is of type object and is the RadImageEditor instance and the second is of type Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditorEditingEventArgs and contains the information passed from the client as well as the Image itself.

The below example shows how to add a custom command that will add some text to the image on the server. The added text is passed as an argument from the client and then some information is returned from the server to the client

<telerik:RadImageEditor RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" ID="RadImageEditor1" ImageUrl="~/image1.png"
            <telerik:ImageEditorToolStrip CommandName="Undo">
            <telerik:ImageEditorToolStrip CommandName="Redo">
            <telerik:ImageEditorTool CommandName="RotateLeft" />
            <telerik:ImageEditorTool CommandName="addCustomText" />
<script type="text/javascript">
    Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditor.CommandList.addCustomText = function (imageEditor, commandName, args)
        //custom argument that will be passed to the server
        var customArgument = "custom argument";
        //the text that will appear in the undo/redo stack
        var commandText = "Add custom text";
        imageEditor.editImageOnServer(commandName, commandText, customArgument, callbackFunction);

    function callbackFunction(clientData, serverData)
        //you can get the argument that comes from the server
using System.Drawing;

protected void OnImageEditing(object sender, Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditorEditingEventArgs args)
    args.Cancel = true; //cancel the default action if need be
    //create the custom functionality
    args.Image.AddText(new Point(100, 100), new Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditor.ImageText()
        Color = "#F00",
        FontFamily = "Arial",
        Size = 20f,
        Value = args.Argument
    //you can change the argument that is passed and it will be sent to the client
    args.Argument = "information from the server";
Imports System.Drawing

Protected Sub OnImageEditing(sender As Object, args As Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditorEditingEventArgs)
    args.Cancel = True
    'cancel the default action if need be
    'create the custom functionality
    Dim newText As New Telerik.Web.UI.ImageEditor.ImageText()
    With newText
        .Color = "#F00"
        .FontFamily = "Arial"
        .Size = 20.0F
        .Value = args.Argument
    End With
    args.Image.AddText(New Point(100, 100), newText)
    'you can change the argument that is passed and it will be sent to the client
    args.Argument = "information from the server"
End Sub

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