I am looking for a free WYSIWYG editor control to be used in a Winform application. The applications primary language is VB but using C# is also an option. To clarify I need a rich text editor control that has a formatting bar. I have looked all over the web and the only options I can find are expensive control packages that have more than I need. I am not adverse to creating my own version of this control, it would just be nice to find a free and open alternative.
Actually it's very easy to write your own based on the RichTextBox control.
I would go that way for sure. Your biggest problem will be the icons for the edit bar.
Check this one for starter.
In this scenario, starting with CodeProject articles seems the easiest:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/edit/editor_in_windows_forms.aspx -- Not my first recommendation, but perhaps of use if you want HTML.