Markdown Editor Field

The markdown field.

The Markdown Editor field renders the SimpleMDE Markdown editor control that allows users to visually work with Markdown.


Title Markdown
Description Provides an instance of a Markdown Editor control for use in editing HTML
Field Type markdown
Base Field Type textarea


Property Type Default Description
allowOptionalEmpty Allows this non-required field to validate when the value is empty
autocomplete string Allows you to specify the autocomplete attribute for the underlying input control whether or not field should have autocomplete enabled.
data object Allows you to specify a key/value map of data attributes that will be added as DOM attribuets for the underlying input control. The data attributes will be added as data-{name}='{value}'.
disallowEmptySpaces boolean Whether to disallow the entry of empty spaces in the text
disallowOnlyEmptySpaces boolean Whether to disallow the entry of only empty spaces in the text
enum array List of specific values for this property
inputType string Allows for the override of the underlying HTML5 input type. If not specified, an assumed value is provided based on the kind of input control (i.e. 'text', 'date', 'email' and so forth)
maskString string Expression for the field mask. Field masking will be enabled if not empty.
placeholder string Field placeholder.
size number 40 Field size.
trim boolean Remove whitespace from the beginning and end of string
typeahead Provides configuration for the $.typeahead plugin if it is available. For full configuration options, see:


Property Type Default Description
cols number 40 Number of columns
markdown any Use this entry to provide configuration options to the underlying Markdown plugin.
name string Field Name.
rows number 5 Number of rows
sort function Defines an f(a,b) sort function for the array of enumerated values [{text, value}]. This is used to sort enum and optionLabels as well as results that come back from any data sources (for select and radio controls). By default the items are sorted alphabetically. Don't apply any sorting if false.
wordlimit number -1 Limits the number of words allowed in the text area.


The Markdown Editor field depends on the SimpleMDE Markdown Editor library. You can acquire this library from This must be included in your page ahead of the control loading in order for this to work properly. Check out more configurable options here

Example 1

An example of a SimpleMDE Markdown field with a custom toolbar.

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Example 2

An example of a SimpleMDE Markdown field with auto-focus and auto-save enabled.

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Example 3

An example of a SimpleMDE Markdown field with spellChecker disabled.

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Example 4

A SimpleMDE Markdown field with a button so that you can pull back the resulting JSON.

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