Summernote Editor Field

The summernote field.

The Summernote Editor field renders the Summernote editor control that allows users to visually work with HTML and save the results back into a text property.


Title Summer Note Editor
Description Provides an instance of a Summernote Editor control for use in editing HTML.
Field Type summernote
Base Field Type text


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
name string Field Name.
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.
summernote any Use this entry to provide configuration options to the underlying Summernote plugin.


The Summernote Editor field depends on the Summernote 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.

Example 1

A full example of the Summernote Editor at work. This has a lot of buttons. The point here is to show how it looks in full. In the examples that follow, we'll trim this down.

{% raw %} {% endraw %}

Example 2

Here is a simplified version of the Summernote Editor with many of the buttons removed.

{% raw %} {% endraw %}

Example 3

Here we bind multiple Summernote Editors into the same form.

{% raw %} {% endraw %}