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DInsert images with a base64 string in the src via the Image Manager


When inserting Images in the RadEditor by ImageManger, I want to use src="data:image/png;base64,xxxxxxxxxxx" instead of the Image URL src="../../images/xxx.png".

Insert Base64 Images via Image Manager


You can convert the src of inserted via the Image Manager images to base64 string using the OnClientPasteHtml event and the solution provided in How to convert image into base64 string using javascript, i.e.

<script type="text/javascript">  
    function OnClientPasteHtml(editor, args) {
        var commandName = args.get_commandName();
        var value = args.get_value();

        if (commandName == "ImageManager") {
            var div = document.createElement("DIV");
            Telerik.Web.UI.Editor.Utils.setElementInnerHtml(div, value);
            var img = div.firstChild;
            img.setAttribute("onload", "window.parent.workWithCanvas(this);");

    function workWithCanvas(img) {
        var c = document.createElement('canvas');
        c.height = img.naturalHeight;
        c.width = img.naturalWidth;
        var ctx = c.getContext('2d');

        ctx.drawImage(img, 0, 0, c.width, c.height, 0, 0, c.width, c.height);
        var base64String = c.toDataURL();
        img.setAttribute("src", base64String);
<telerik:RadEditor runat="server" ID="RadEditor1" OnClientPasteHtml="OnClientPasteHtml">
    <ImageManager ViewPaths="~/Images" UploadPaths="~/Images"></ImageManager>

Pro Tips

Please note that the use of data:image/png;base64 images could:

  • Produce a large amount of data that may slow down the browser.
  • Overload your server when saving this huge content
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