I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me on the following:
I would like to have a textarea type control on a webpage that would permit a user to highlight some text in the 'textarea', open a file dialog box, and insert a link behind the scenes so that the highlighted text becomes a hyperlink to a file on the network.
It is for a helpdesk type application, whereby users can report problems or issues, and include links to supporting files such as .doc, .txt, .jpg, etc. that are saved on the network. Once the form including the textarea-like control is submitted, the data that was in the text area can be retrieved by other users, displayed, and will have functioning links pointing to the supporting files
The ideal situation would be functionality similar to that which is found in MS Word whereby a link to a local, network, or web resource can be included in a document.
Does anyone know of a free library that includes a control of this type that can do all the above? I've found, for example, TinyMCE (a WYSISYG editor), which seems to be able to do it, but the version that includes the above functionality is only available commercially. Other such (free) editors I've found allow the insertion of hyperlinks to web pages, but not to network resources.
Alternatively, how difficult would it be to write such a control?
Any help or advice would be gratefully received!
P.S. I know that in the page above I've created a similar link, but its really creating a link to a network resource that I'm after.