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    RadScheduler for Silverlight learning series, part 4: So what is RecurrenceExceptionHelper?

    For those of you following this series, I'm going to take a slight detour to explain one of the little bits of magic that we have been using to make loading and saving appointments very easy: RecurrenceExceptionHelper.  If you downloaded the sample application from part 3, you'll see this sitting in the Silverlight-RIA-Entity folder (aka the Silverlight portion of the solution).  The first thing you might be asking is where the need for such a class comes from.  Well, handling Recurrence rules and Exceptions are two of the more complex things that you can do when working with appointments.  When...
    September 10, 2009
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    RadScheduler for Silverlight learning series, part 1: Getting started with RIA Services

    One of the newest (and arguably greatest) controls to be added to the RadControls for Silverlight suite recently has been RadScheduler.  With it, you can take care of everything from scheduling your day to planning what track you want to attend at events.  This versatile control allows you a lot of freedom to customize how you interact with it and just what you can do with appointments, which is what this series is going to be all about.  I won't spoil the future installments just yet (although they'll include using RadDragAndDrop in RadScheduler, albeit in a different way than this...
    September 01, 2009
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    Mark working hours and days in different colors with RadScheduler for Silverlight

    We received a couple of questions on how some of the days and hours in the different views of RadScheduler can be customized. The answer of this question is in the attached application illustrating how working hours and days can be  marked in orange.  The solution includes 3 easy steps : Create a custom theme using the default RadScheduler' theme. Create a ValueConverter returning the right color depending on the hour/day. Find the style applied to every hour(timeslot) and apply the converter to the Background property. To create a custom theme you can follow the steps...
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    Drag and drop items onto RadScheduler for Silverlight

    We all are aware that users tend to look for the easiest and most rational way to do something. That is why developers always strive to create their products' interface as intuitive as possible. Speaking in this context, dragging and dropping helps us improve user experience significantly and make end users happier. In this blog post I will explain how we can use RadDragAndDrop to enable users drag items from a certain control and drop them over RadScheduler, while notifying about that. Of course, the described scenario could be extended to act in many different scenarios. Let us say we will drag items from a listbox to...
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    Using jQuery to customize RadScheduler

    Telerik RadControls' for ASP.NET AJAX rendering is quite jQuery friendly. This is because almost all important html elements are tagged by a css class and therefore can be easily accessed using jQuery. In this blog post I have collected various cases from our forums and ticketing system on using jQuery to customize RadScheduler.  Special thanks to all customers or visitors who raised those questions. Q:  “I have a scheduler in timeline view showing six weeks of information.  Is it possible to change the header row background for the first two weeks?” A: The first step in finding a solution is to examine...
    July 14, 2009