Present Schedules at a Glance with the New WinForms Scheduler Agenda View_870x220

RadScheduler in Telerik UI for WinForms is a highly customizable component for presenting a variety of schedules with appointments in different views such as Day, Week, Month and more. With the new Agenda view the appointments are displayed in a table, structured like a simple list for a specific period of time.

Note that each Appointment represents a separate row. Unlike the other available views in the RadScheduler, the Agenda View doesn't have empty rows/cells representing time slots since days with no appointments are not shown. This makes it quite easy to glance at a certain schedule in a very concise fashion.

Of course, all CRUD operations are supported out of the box. For example, inserting and editing, and you can delete simply by pressing Delete when a certain appointment is selected.

Set the Agenda View

To use the new Agenda View, simply set the ActiveViewType property to SchedulerViewType.Agenda. That's it, a single property and the control will take care of the rest and display all the appointments respectively.

this.radScheduler1.ActiveViewType = Telerik.WinControls.UI.SchedulerViewType.Agenda;

Specify How Many Days Are Visible in the Agenda

The specific period of time is defined by the DayCount property of the SchedulerAgendaView:

SchedulerAgendaView agendaView = this.radScheduler1.GetAgendaView(); 
agendaView.DayCount = 2;

Group by Resources

SchedulerAgendaView internally uses a RadGridView to display the available records. It can be accessed through the SchedulerAgendaViewElement.Grid property. Feel free to use the whole API that RadGridView offers to achieve any custom requirements that you have. You can add/remove resources using the RadScheduler's Resources collection. The resources are represented by the Resource class and you can assign it text, color and image values. Since SchedulerAgendaView uses a RadGridView, it supports grouping by different columns. You can drag any of the grid's header cells and drop it onto the group panel. Alternatively, you can use the following code snippet:

GroupDescriptor descriptor = new GroupDescriptor();
descriptor.GroupNames.Add("Resource", ListSortDirection.Ascending);
agendaViewElement.Grid.GroupDescriptors.Add(descriptor);

grouped_Agenda

Format Appointments with the Resource's Color

By default, only the resource's group row is formatted with the Resource.Color property. However, you can handle the SchedulerAgendaViewElement.Grid.CellFormatting event and customize the cells:

grouped_Agenda_Formatted

SchedulerAgendaViewElement agendaViewElement = this.radScheduler1.SchedulerElement.ViewElement as SchedulerAgendaViewElement;
agendaViewElement.Grid.CellFormatting += Grid_CellFormatting;
private void Grid_CellFormatting(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.CellFormattingEventArgs e)
{
  if (e.Row is GridViewDataRowInfo)
  {
    AgendaAppointmentWrapper wrapper = e.Row.DataBoundItem as AgendaAppointmentWrapper;
    if (wrapper != null && wrapper.Resource != string.Empty)
    {
      e.CellElement.BackColor = GetColorByResources(wrapper.Resource);
      e.CellElement.DrawFill = true;
      e.CellElement.GradientStyle = GradientStyles.Solid;
    }
    else
    {
      e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.BackColorProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
      e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.DrawFillProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
      e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.GradientStyleProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
    }
  }
  else
  {
    e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.BackColorProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
    e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.DrawFillProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
    e.CellElement.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.GradientStyleProperty, ValueResetFlags.Local);
  }
}

Try It Out and Share Your Feedback

RadScheduler is a part of the Telerik UI for WinForms suite. You can learn more about it via the product page, and comes with a 30-day free trial to give you time to explore the toolkit and consider using it for your current or upcoming WinForms development.

Lastly, we would love to hear what you think, so should you have any questions and/or comments, please share them in our Feedback Portal or in the comment section below.


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About the Author

Desislava Yordanova

Desislava Yordanova is currently a Senior Technical Support Engineer in the Telerik UI for WinForms team. She joined the company in 2013 after graduating from Telerik Academy. Desislava holds a master’s degree in Computer Systems and Technologies from the Technical University in Sofia. Apart from her job, she is keen on snowboarding and travelling. You can find Desislava on LinkedIn.

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