Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is a highly-customizable appointment presentation component that offers rich Outlook®-style functionality. When used with Telerik Reminder and DesktopAlert for WinForms you can add rich scheduling UI to any Windows Forms application and enjoy a lightweight yet highly customizable component. The product delivers swift performance, simplified deployment and limitless customization capabilities and is suitable for use in large-scale enterprise applications.
The data binding process is entirely codeless, giving you the freedom to spend your time on other tasks. A Data Source property is available directly in Scheduler’s ActionList, which you can use to specify the SchedulerBindingDataSource component which will be used as a data source in RadScheduler.
Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is designed to take advantage of a powerful provider architecture. It uses the Provider Design Pattern to allow for easy integration into existing applications. This also allows it to connect to various data sources.
Creating and editing appointments with Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is easy and is done with just a few mouse clicks. The component provides the end user with the freedom to set his/her status for the particular appointment (busy, free, tentative, unavailable), as well as the ability to choose a color-coded category which relates to the appointment (business, personal, vacation, etc), much like he/she would do in Microsoft Outlook.
All appointment dialogs can be tailored to the application’s specifications. Since all Scheduler dialogs are build with Telerik WinForms controls, they can easily be tweaked, customized and extended with new controls and features to fit any custom scenario.
Built with usability in mind, Telerik Scheduler grants the user with familiar Microsoft Office-like UI and behavior, which means that no learning is required to work with the control. In addition to the Appointment Capabilities above, it offers a slew of end-user features:
The Scheduler control by Telerik allows you to define custom resources that can be assigned to the appointments. Custom resources let you associate additional information with your appointments, where the information for each field can be selected from a limited number of possibilities. For example you can load the appointments of different users on a single scheduler by simply choosing the name of the user. The same applies for various resources such as meeting rooms, team events, etc.
Because custom resources have a limited number of values, RadScheduler can group appointments based on the resources associated with them. For example, you can book different facilities for a variety of events. Resource Grouping is supported in all views.
A separate Scheduler Navigator component allows for quick switching between the available scheduler views (Day, Week, Month) and for toggling weekends on/off. It also navigates back and forth within a view and shows the current dates in a fully customizable and localizable Date Header. The control also enables you to specify the TimeZone, so appointments are correctly displayed according to geographic region.
RadSchedulerNavigator can be bound to a RadScheduler instance easily, both in the Visual Studio Designer and in runtime.
By using RadReminder for WinForms you can enables end-users to track different tasks, deadlines and events in an Outlook®-style pop-up dialog. The reminder offers very familiar and friendly interface by showing the appointment details and providing the user with the ability to take action on each reminder, such as snooze and dismiss. It offers simplified development experience, and provides extended customization capabilities through a rich collection of themes, events, and extensible API. Support for RadScheduler for WinForms is built-in, but Telerik Reminder can be used as a stand-alone control or in conjunction with other Telerik Windows Forms controls.
RadReminder features at a glance:
RadScheduler provides rich design-time support functionality making customizations and configurations very easy. Some of the key capabilities are:
RadScheduler comes with built-in printing support which enables the end-users to print their calendars right away.
We’ve made the printing support feature-rich, and full of useful tweaks that will produce the right results even for the most pretentious end-users. Here are the printing features that RadScheduler supports:
The control is shipped with a rich set of themes that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of Windows8, Office 2013, TelerikMetro, etc. The themes can be easily switched using a single property. You can build a new theme from scratch to fit your exact visual demands by using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool.
In addition to the built-in themes, each appointment can be fully customized, including but not limited to its status indicator (busy, tentative, etc), its background (indicating the category it belongs to), text format and positioning, and date/time indicators.