TinyMCE Angular integration technical reference

Supported Angular versions

The following table shows the supported versions of Angular and the required version of the tinymce-angular integration package.

Angular Version tinymce-angular version


5.x or newer

9 to 12


5 to 8


4 or older

Not Supported

Installing the TinyMCE Angular integration using NPM

To install the tinymce-angular package and save it to your package.json.

npm install --save @tinymce/tinymce-angular

Using the TinyMCE Angular integration

  1. Import the EditorModule from the npm package using:

    import { EditorModule } from '@tinymce/tinymce-angular';

    Add the EditorModule to @NgModule({imports}):

    // This might look different depending on how you have set up your app
    // but the important part is the imports array
      declarations: [
      imports: [
        EditorModule // <- Important part
      providers: [],
      bootstrap: [AppComponent]
  2. Add the editor to the Angular application template, such as:

    <editor apiKey="test" [init]="{plugins: 'link'}"></editor>

Configuring the editor

The editor accepts the following properties:

  [init]="{ }"

None of the configuration properties are required for tinymce-angular to work. Specify a Tiny Cloud API key using apiKey to remove the This domain is not registered... warning message.


Tiny Cloud API key. Required for deployments using the Tiny Cloud to provide the TinyMCE editor.

To register for a Tiny Cloud API key, visit the Tiny Account sign-up page. To retrieve the Tiny Cloud API key for an existing Tiny Account, login and visit the Tiny Account Dashboard.

Type: String

Default value: 'no-api-key'

Example: using apiKey



Type: String

Default value: '6'

Possible values: '6', '6-testing', '6-dev', '6.8'

Changes the TinyMCE build used for the editor to one of the following Tiny Cloud channels:

  • 6 (Default): The current enterprise release of TinyMCE.

  • 6-testing: The current release candidate for the next enterprise release of TinyMCE.

  • 6-dev: The nightly-build version of TinyMCE.

  • A version number such as 6.8: The specific enterprise release version of TinyMCE.

Such as:



The disabled property can dynamically switch the editor between a "disabled" (read-only) mode (true) and the standard editable mode (false).

Type: Boolean

Default value: false

Possible values: true, false

Example: using disabled



An id for the editor. Used for retrieving the editor instance using the tinymce.get('ID') method.

Type: String

Default value: Automatically generated UUID

Example: using id



Object sent to the tinymce.init method used to initialize the editor.

For information on the TinyMCE selector (tinymce.init), see: Basic setup.

Type: Object

Default value: { }

Example: using init

    plugins: 'lists link image paste help wordcount',
    toolbar: 'undo redo | blocks | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | help'


Initial content of the editor when the editor is initialized.

Type: String

Default value: ' '

Example: using initialValue

  initialValue="Once upon a time..."


Used to set the editor to inline mode. Using <editor [inline]="true"></editor> is the same as setting {inline: true} in the TinyMCE selector (tinymce.init).

For information on inline mode, see: User interface options - inline and Setup inline editing mode.

Type: Boolean

Default value: false

Possible values: true, false

Example: using inline



Used to include plugins for the editor. Using <editor plugins="lists code"></editor> is the same as setting {plugins: 'lists code'} in the TinyMCE selector (tinymce.init).

For information on adding plugins to TinyMCE, see: Add plugins to TinyMCE.

Type: String or Array

Example: using plugins

  plugins="lists code"


Used to specify the format of the content emitted by the tinymce-angular component when used in conjunction with forms or plain data bindings.

Type: String

Default value: 'html'

Possible values: 'html', 'text'

Example: using outputFormat



Only valid when <editor [inline]="true"></editor>. Used to define the HTML element for the editor in inline mode.

Type: String

Default value: 'div'

Example: using tagName



Used to set the toolbar for the editor. Using <editor toolbar="bold italic"></editor> is the same as setting {toolbar: 'bold italic'} in the TinyMCE selector (tinymce.init).

For information setting the toolbar for TinyMCE, see: User interface options - toolbar.

Type: String

Example: using toolbar

  toolbar="bold italic underline code"

Using the ngModel directive

The ngModel directive can be added to use the editor in a form:

<editor [(ngModel)]="dataModel"></editor>

For information on using NgModel, see: Angular documentation - NgModel.


This property requires tinymce-angular 4.0.0 or newer

Used to specify the events that trigger the NgModelChange to emit.

Type: String

Default value: 'change input undo redo'.

Possible values: A space separated list of TinyMCE editor events.

Example: using modelEvents

  modelEvents="change input nodechange undo redo"

Using with reactive forms

To use TinyMCE Angular component with reactive forms:

  1. Include the <editor> configuration within the formGroup.

  2. Add the formControlName directive to the editor configuration. For example:

    <editor [formControlName]="schema.key" [init]="{plugins: 'link'}"></editor>

For information on using reactive forms, see: Angular documentation - Reactive Forms.

Event binding

Functions can be bound to editor events, such as:

<editor (onSelectionChange)="handleEvent($event)"></editor>

When the handler is called (handleEvent in this example), it is called with an event containing two properties:

  • event - The TinyMCE event object.

  • editor - A reference to the editor.

The following events are available:

Supported browser events

  • onBeforePaste

  • onBlur

  • onClick

  • onContextMenu

  • onCopy

  • onCut

  • onDblclick

  • onDrag

  • onDragDrop

  • onDragEnd

  • onDragGesture

  • onDragOver

  • onDrop

  • onFocus

  • onFocusIn

  • onFocusOut

  • onKeyDown

  • onKeyPress

  • onKeyUp

  • onMouseDown

  • onMouseEnter

  • onMouseLeave

  • onMouseMove

  • onMouseOut

  • onMouseOver

  • onMouseUp

  • onPaste

  • onSelectionChange

Supported TinyMCE events

  • onActivate

  • onAddUndo

  • onBeforeAddUndo

  • onBeforeExecCommand

  • onBeforeGetContent

  • onBeforeRenderUI

  • onBeforeSetContent

  • onChange

  • onClearUndos

  • onDeactivate

  • onDirty

  • onExecCommand

  • onGetContent

  • onHide

  • onInit

  • onInitNgModel

  • onLoadContent

  • onNodeChange

  • onPostProcess

  • onPostRender

  • onPreInit

  • onPreProcess

  • onProgressState

  • onRedo

  • onRemove

  • onReset

  • onSaveContent

  • onSetAttrib

  • onObjectResizeStart

  • onObjectResized

  • onObjectSelected

  • onSetContent

  • onShow

  • onSubmit

  • onUndo

  • onVisualAid

By default, all the available events will trigger from the editor to the tinymce-angular component. To limit the events triggering in the component, use the allowedEvents and ignoreEvents properties.


This property requires tinymce-angular 4.2.0 or newer

Used to provide an allow-list of valid events to trigger from the editor to the tinymce-angular component. By default, the component will emit all the events listed in the Event binding section.

Type: String

Possible values: A comma separated list of events to allow.

Example: using allowedEvents



This property requires tinymce-angular 4.2.0 or newer

Used to block a list of events from the tinymce-angular component.

Type: String

Possible values: A comma separated list of events to ignore.

Example: using ignoreEvents