jcautosave – A simple jQuery plugin to autosave data on ContentEditable Containers or Form fields

Hi Guys,

Well for a project sometime back I have to do a plugin which I never end up sharing. So I thought why not bring back the old stuff back to life.

Here is that plugin which I named as jcautosave

The code is available on GIT and is available for FREE under GPL license

Lets check on some key details

 

Example Markup

Now lets check on how we can make use of this plugin.

Example Usage

Options

You can pass any of these options to the .jcautosave() function:

Option Type Default Description
sendAutoSaveOn enum event event || intervalbased on this setting you must also supply a value for event || interval property, In case the value is set to interval A post if made every interval milliseconds else it is fired on an event.
url string null Url use to post ajax data. You can also use data-url in the input/div tag itself to sepecify the target URL.
event string change See jQuery.bind for options
interval int 5000 This specify the interval just in case selected auto save mechanism is interval
success function function(data,$jqueryEl){} Once Ajax call is successfully completed
error function function(error,$jqueryEl){} Callback function in case there is an error
before function function(data,$jqueryEl){} Callback function on “beforeSend”
after function function(data,$jqueryEl){} Callback function to cleanup anything and is triggered after success/error
sendUpdatesWhenDataChangeIsDetected bool true This settings tries to check if there is any data change only then send the ajax post else any of ajax related logic will not fire

Demo

A demo has been made available from here

http://jaspreetchahal.org/examples/jquery-examples/jcautosave/example.html

Dependencies

jQuery 1.5+

Works with

Tested on all major browsers’ latest releases

 

Donations

If you like this Plugin, please consider donating

You can choose your own amount. Developing this plugin like these toke a lot of effort and time; days and weeks of continuous voluntary unpaid work.
If you like this plugin or if you are using it for commercial websites, please consider a donation to the author to
help support future updates and development.

        Main uses of Donations

  1. Web Hosting Fees
  2. Cable Internet Fees
  3. Time/Value Reimbursement
  4. Motivation for Continuous Improvements

 

Changelog

1.0
* Initial Release

Future change log available from GIT

Download and maintenanace releases

https://github.com/jaschahal/jcautosave

Bug Report

Please report issues by leaving comments here

License

MIT LICENSE

/*Copyright 2012 Jaspreet Chahal

http://jaspreetchahal.org/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
“Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
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permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
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WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Donations are welcome!

http://jaspreetchahal.org/jcautosave-a-simple-jquery-plugin-to-autosave-data-on-contenteditable-containers-or-form-fields

*/

I hope that this plugin does help you out.

Cheers

 

* inspired from https://github.com/cfurrow/jquery.autosave.js

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Comments

  1. Fantastic plugin, really!
    Is possible to send the data via POST requests? :)
    Mirko

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