Get start and end datetime from GanttView PreviewDragStart

2 posts, 1 answers
  1. Damon
    Damon avatar
    2 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2012

    Posted 23 May Link to this post

    //GanttView PreviewDragStart

    private void DragDropService_PreviewDragStart(object sender, PreviewDragStartEventArgs e)

    if (e.DragInstance is GanttViewTaskElement)
            e.CanStart = true;  

    //want to get start and end datetime


    From above event how can i get Start and End datetime from e.DragInstance

  2. Answer
    Dess avatar
    1562 posts

    Posted 25 May Link to this post

    Hello Damon,

    Thank you for writing. 

    You can find below a sample code snippet demonstrating how to access the start/end date of the dragged task element:
    this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.DragDropService.PreviewDragStart += DragDropService_PreviewDragStart;
    private void DragDropService_PreviewDragStart(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.PreviewDragStartEventArgs e)
        GanttViewTaskElement taskElement = e.DragInstance as GanttViewTaskElement;
        if (taskElement != null)
            e.CanStart = true;
            GanttViewDataItem item = ((GanttViewTaskItemElement)taskElement.Parent).Data;
            Console.WriteLine("Start: " + item.Start + " End: " + item.End);

    I hope this information helps. Should you have further questions I would be glad to help.

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