Markdown Editor

Alias: Umbraco.MarkdownEditor
Returns: System.Web.HtmlString
This built-in editor allow the user to use the markdown formatting options, from within a tinyMCE-like interface.

Data Type Definition Example

Definition Example
There are three settings available for manipulating the Markdown editor property.
  • Preview toggles if a preview of the markdown should be displayed beneath the editor in the content view.
  • Default value is inserted if no content has been saved to the Document Type using this property editor.
  • Overlay Size is used to select the width of the link picker overlay in the content view.

Content Example

Content Example

Explanation of buttons from left to right

Further explanation
toggle bold text
Ctrl + B
toggle italic text
Ctrl + I
insert link
Ctrl + L
This opens the Select Link interface.
toggle quote
Ctrl + Q
toggle code block
Ctrl + K
insert image
Ctrl + G
This opens the Select Media interface.
toggle ordered list
Ctrl + O
toggle unordered list
Ctrl + U
toggle heading
Ctrl + H
This toggles between h1, h2 and off.
toggle a hr
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y

Other functionality

select all
Ctrl + A
Ctrl + C
Ctrl + V

MVC View Example

With Modelsbuilder


Without Modelsbuilder


Add values programmatically

See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.
@using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services;
@inject IContentService Services;
// Get access to ContentService
var contentService = Services;
// Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
var guid = Guid.Parse("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
// Get the page using the GUID you've defined
var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
// Create markdown value
var markdownValue = new HtmlString("#heading \n**strong text**");
// Set the value of the property with alias 'myMarkdownEditor'.
content.SetValue("myMarkdownEditor", markdownValue);
// Save the change
Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:
// Get the page using it's id
var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:
@using Umbraco.Cms.Core.PublishedCache;
@inject IPublishedSnapshotAccessor _publishedSnapshotAccessor;
// Set the value of the property with alias 'myMarkdownEditor'
content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(_publishedSnapshotAccessor, x => x.MyMarkdownEditor).Alias, markdownValue);