|Using RadScheduler for WinForms|
Have you had a need to build scheduler functionality into your applications? If so, then this webinar is for you, where Telerik Evangelist John Kellar shows a variety of features like iCal support, multiple view options, strong data binding support, and an out of the box appointment dialogs. (Runtime: 32:46)
A first-rate scheduling component should offer intuitive, simple, and familiar interface, to help the user review all events in a fast and efficient manner. Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler provides simplistic, but powerful interface, following closely the established UI standards.
The structure of the RadScheduler control varies slightly, depending on the view. It uses a single control to display the Day, MultiDay, Week, and Work Week views. This feature ensures simplified deployment, much better flexibility and saves the need to write or modify the logic behind for all different view controls to make them work as one control. Added to that, you can set your preferences from one place to apply to all views. The Month and Timeline Views use a different presentation.
Structure of Day, MultiDay, Week, and Work Week views
RadScheduler displays all of its events in a Time table. The time table consists of:
- The top of the scheduler is the Header and displays dates that appointments can be created in.
- Below the Header are the All Day Appointments that have no specific duration in hours.
- Underneath the All Day Appointments is the Appointment Area that contains any number of Appointments.
- In the left border of the scheduler is the Ruler area. The current time is marked within the ruler by the Current Time Thumb. The default scale of the ruler can be set with a single property to any of the predefined values, or the user can select a new scale by simply right-clicking in the time ruler and selecting the preferable setting;
- Workday hours can be specified within the timeline to make it easier for end-users to carry out scheduling. They are properly indicated by a lighter color, similar to Microsoft Outlook.
- Current Day is highlighted in most scheduler views for a better visual presentation.
- In addition, Navigation Elements let the user jump forward or backwards to the nearest appointment.
Structure of Month View
The Month View of the scheduler simply has a Header, Month Cells for every day in the month and zero or more Appointment Cells in each month cell.
Structure of Timeline View
The Timeline View of the scheduler has a Header, Columns (scales) and Appointment Cells:
The supported scales can be set to any of the predefined values, or the user can select a new scale by simply right-clicking in the time table and selecting the preferable setting from the context menu.
- Day - this is the default value
- 15 minutes.
A Scheduler Navigator control can be placed at the top of the scheduler for easy navigation between the different views and dates;