I've developed a ribbon button to Sharepoint inside Media tab. This opens a dialog where I list loads of content. On click I'm calling a function to close the dialog and it is supposed to insert some html into the editor.


options.dialogReturnValueCallback = Function.createDelegate(null, CloseCallback);

.... this is the function that I'm returning

function CloseCallback(result, target) {
    ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(RTEActions, "sp.ui.rte.js");

function RTEActions() {
    var html = 'testing';
    var rawRange = RTE.Selection.getSelectionRange().$C;
    RTE.DomHelper.pasteHtmlIntoRange(rawRange, html);

This is throwing an error: rawRange is undefined. Is there a better way to insert content into the editor?


Try this instead:

function RTEActions() {
    var html = 'testing';

A word of warning - this only works properly if the cursor is inside the RTE when the function runs - otherwise "testing" is inserted at the top of the page above everything else.

  • I'm running the function from the modal dialog that is shown after I click on a Ribbon control. Removing rawRange caused an error: rawRange.extractContents is not a function. If you click on "Link" button, it popups a window, you type whatever link you need, click OK and it puts the html on the editor. That's actually what I want but can't find a way for this to work – nhenrique Sep 4 '13 at 14:35
  • If you specify a function as the value for "dialogReturnValueCallback" then it runs in the context of the main page, NOT the dialog... – Chloraphil Sep 4 '13 at 14:41
  • the it should work right? Because I want to paste the content on the main page...the dialog it's just to return that content. And "dialogReturnValueCallback" is specified as a function, that's where I'm running RETActions() – nhenrique Sep 4 '13 at 14:46
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    Just to clarify, i didn't just remove the the third line of function RTEActions, I removed lines 3 and 4 and replaced them with a different line. Also, my code is tested and works on my page. – Chloraphil Sep 4 '13 at 15:06
  • That's it! It was my fault! You code works perfectly and it's just what I needed. Sorry about that confusion and thank you :) – nhenrique Sep 4 '13 at 15:32

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