Assign CKEditor To Dynamically Created Text Box Element

I’ve a table structure where a CKEditor is attached to a table td. Something like this:

HTML:

<table class="table table-striped table-condensed" id="questionDetails">
    <thead>
        <tr>
            <th>Question Name</th>
            <th>Options</th>
            <th>Answers</th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody id="tbody">
        <tr>
            <td class="col-xs-3">
                <input type="text" class="txtQuestionName form-control" name="txtQuestionName" value="" />
                &nbsp;
            </td>
            <td class="col-xs-3">
                <input type="text" class="txtOptions form-control" name="txtOptions" value="" />
                <span class="addOptions">(+)</span> &nbsp;
            </td>
            <td class="col-xs-3">
                <input type="text" class="txtAnswers form-control" value="" />
                <span class="addAnswers">(+)</span> &nbsp;
            </td>
            <td class="col-xs-12">
                <input type="text" class="txtExplanation form-control editor1" name="editor1" />
                &nbsp;
            </td>
            <td>
                <a href="javascript:void(0);" id="btnAdd" class="btn btn-primary">Add</a>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </tbody>
</table>

jQuery:
<script src="~/ckeditor/ckeditor.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
        //Initialize CKEditor by giving id of text area
        CKEDITOR.replace('editor1');

        //Get each instance of CKEditor
        for (instance in CKEDITOR.instances) {
            //update element
            CKEDITOR.instances[instance].updateElement();
        }

  //Add row to the table
   $("#btnAdd").click(function () {
        $("#questionDetails").append('<tr><td><input type="text" class="txtQuestionName form-control" class="form-control" /></td> <td><input type="text" class="txtOptions form-control" /><span class="addOptions">(+)</span></td> <td><input type="text" class="txtAnswers form-control" /> <span class="addAnswers">(+)</span></td><td><input type="text" class="txtExplanation form-control editor1" name="editor1" /></td> <td><a href="javascript:void(0);" class="btn btn-danger remCF">Remove</a></td> &nbsp;</tr>');
   });
</script>

The above code works when the page is loaded by default. But when I try to add more rows to the table dynamically using jQuery, that doesn’t create or assign the CKEditor to that input element. The other input elements are created except the editor. Is there any way I can assign the CKEditor to the dynamically created rows in the table and get all the values from it?

Answers:

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Method 1

Here is a working example. You have to make sure to give all editors a unique ID

<div>
    <textarea id="editor1"></textarea>
</div>

<div>
    <button type="button" id="btnAdd">Add CKEditor</button>
</div>

<div id="questionDetails">

</div>

<script type="text/javascript" src="~/ckeditor/ckeditor.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

    //the inital editor
    CKEDITOR.replace('editor1');

    //use an number to make the id's of the new editors unique
    var index = 2;

    //Add row to the table
    $("#btnAdd").click(function () {

        //create the new id
        var newEditor = 'editor' + index;

        //append some html
        $("#questionDetails").append('<textarea id="' + newEditor + '"></textarea>');

        //init the new editor
        CKEDITOR.replace(newEditor);

        //increment
        index++;
    });
</script>

If you want to read the contents, simply loop the instances and get the data with getData()
$("#btnRead").click(function () {
    for (var i in CKEDITOR.instances) {
        alert(CKEDITOR.instances[i].getData());
    }
});


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