It is not the task itself that is challenging (although it is), but the task in conjunction with all other tasks that we have on our list. We have nearly 50 controls in our suite and all of them deserve their fair part of features and improvements. In addition, our customers are counting on us to provide the features they have requested, and we try to do so, by rating them by importance and number of requests. So far, the demand for a RTF editor has been fairly low, although it is picking up.
Our experience with building rich text editors (which operate in a web environment, where the rich text/HTML engine already exists as part of the browser) is that this is not as simple as handling undo/redo actions and selection, but rather how to handle tables, images, links, etc and their storage. We are also to decide whether we want a full-blown RTF editor or an HTML editor - what is your preference? Our RadEditor for ASP.NET is probably the best HTML editor on the market, but it took us 7 versions and four years to perfect it and offer Word-like experience.
Since we are on the topic, please share what features you would like to see implemented, so that we can log them in for review. All feedback we get on this task will help us get a glimpse on your needs, and provide a better featured editor from the start.
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