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Visual Blocks plugin

Allows a user to see block level elements such as paragraphs.

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This plugin allows a user to see block level elements in the editable area. It is similar to WYSIWYG hidden character functionality, but at block level. It also adds a toolbar button and a menu item Show blocks under the View menu dropdown.

Type: String

Example
tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'visualblocks',
  menubar: 'view',
  toolbar: 'visualblocks'
});

Options

This setting affects the execution of the visualblocks plugin. You may specify whether blocks are visible by default here.

visualblocks_default_state

This option enables you to specify the default state of the Visual Blocks plugin.

Type: Boolean

Default Value: false

Possible Values: true, false

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'visualblocks',
  menubar: 'view',
  toolbar: 'visualblocks',
  visualblocks_default_state: true
});

Toolbar buttons

The Visual Blocks plugin provides the following toolbar buttons:

Toolbar button identifier Description
visualblocks Toggles the visibility of block elements.

These toolbar buttons can be added to the editor using:

Menu items

The Visual Blocks plugin provides the following menu items:

Menu item identifier Default Menu Location Description
visualblocks View Toggles block visibility on/off.

These menu items can be added to the editor using:

Commands

The Visual Blocks plugin provides the following JavaScript command.

Command Description
mceVisualBlocks Toggles visual blocks on/off.

Example

tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceVisualBlocks');

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