No Buttons in Textareas inside Structure Fields?

In v2.1 beta, if I add a textarea to a structure field in a blueprint, when editing the structure in the Panel the textarea field always displays without the usual formatting buttons - bold, italic, etc… Is that intended behaviour? Is there a way to switch the buttons on?

I’ve tried specifying the buttons by explicitly using the new buttons: attribute in 2.1, but even that didn’t work…

Structure fields are just plain text strings, they don’t have all the functionalities of the regular, more powerful fields.
That said I think you could still type with the Markdown syntax and parse the tags in your template before the page is rendered, but the Panel wasn’t designed to display buttons in the structure’s interface.
If you really need buttons you could make a copy of the structure field with a different name and customize it.

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