In this week's longer than usual update (about 5 minutes total), I bring you some essential news updates and then show you quickly how to build a highly optimized auto save form with RadEditor and WCF. The form utilizes RadEditor's rich client-side API to implement a non-intrusive auto save feature that only saves content when an user stops typing. And WCF is used to persist data back to the server so that communication is light-weight and highly optimized (if we use "normal" ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanels, a ton of unnecessary data would be included in our saves...specifically, ViewState).
I apologize for "streching" the TWM format a little longer than normal; hopefully the more complete demo will make it worth your time. You can download the files for the demo (including a trial version of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2008 SP1) below.