How do you know the current date when opening an instance of a recurring appointment?

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Roland asked on 30 Jan 2022, 05:22 PM

I use a custom dialog to edit the appointment.

The appoinment.Start date and the OnEdit(SchedulerEditEventArgs) always show the start of the series, not the date of the instance I opened.

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answered on 06 Feb 2022, 12:25 PM
I know what the problem is. I don't want to use the Telerik "Do you want to edit the series or the instance?" dialog, so I move that offscreen and click it away in code. I always click on the second button "Edit the series". Now the OnEdit handler is called with only the series data, not the instance data. But when I click on the first button "Edit the instance" OnEdit is called with both series and instance data. Problem solved.
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answered on 02 Feb 2022, 08:38 AM

Hello Roland,

You can get the start date and end day of the specific occurrence by using the args.Start and args.End fields. Below, I have added an example to showcase that. 

<TelerikScheduler Data="@Appointments"
                  OnUpdate="@UpdateAppointment"
                  OnCreate="@AddAppointment"
                  OnDelete="@DeleteAppointment"
                  OnEdit="@EditHandler" OnCancel="@CancelHandler"
                  AllowCreate="true" AllowDelete="true" AllowUpdate="true"
                  @bind-Date="@StartDate" Height="600px" @bind-View="@CurrView">
    <SchedulerViews>
        <SchedulerDayView StartTime="@DayStart" />
        <SchedulerWeekView StartTime="@DayStart" />
        <SchedulerMultiDayView StartTime="@DayStart" NumberOfDays="10" />
    </SchedulerViews>
</TelerikScheduler>

@code {
    // sample data and scheduler settings
    public SchedulerView CurrView { get; set; } = SchedulerView.Week;
    public DateTime StartDate { get; set; } = new DateTime(2019, 12, 2);
    public DateTime DayStart { get; set; } = new DateTime(2000, 1, 1, 8, 0, 0); //the time portion is important

    List<SchedulerAppointment> Appointments { get; set; }

    async Task UpdateAppointment(SchedulerUpdateEventArgs args)
    {
        SchedulerAppointment item = (SchedulerAppointment)args.Item;

        // perform actual data source operations here through your service
        await MyService.Update(item);

        // update the local view-model data with the service data
        await GetSchedulerData();
    }

    async Task AddAppointment(SchedulerCreateEventArgs args)
    {
        SchedulerAppointment item = args.Item as SchedulerAppointment;

        // perform actual data source operations here through your service
        await MyService.Create(item);

        // update the local view-model data with the service data
        await GetSchedulerData();
    }

    async Task DeleteAppointment(SchedulerDeleteEventArgs args)
    {
        SchedulerAppointment item = (SchedulerAppointment)args.Item;

        // perform actual data source operations here through your service
        await MyService.Delete(item);

        // update the local view-model data with the service data
        await GetSchedulerData();

        // see the comments in the service mimic method below.
    }

    //Handlers for application logic flexibility
    void EditHandler(SchedulerEditEventArgs args)
    {
        DateTime currentOccuranceStartDate = args.Start;
        DateTime currentOccuranceEndDate = args.End;

        SchedulerAppointment item = args.Item as SchedulerAppointment;
        if (!args.IsNew) // an edit operation, otherwise - an insert operation
        {
            // you can prevent opening an item for editing based on a condition
            if (item.Title.Contains("vet", StringComparison.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase))
            {
                args.IsCancelled = true;
            }
        }
        else
        {
            // new appointment
            DateTime SlotStart = args.Start; // the start of the slot the user clicked
            DateTime SlotEnd = args.End; // the start of the slot the user clicked
            bool InsertInAllDay = args.IsAllDay; // whether the user started insertion in the All Day row
        }
    }

    void CancelHandler(SchedulerCancelEventArgs args)
    {
        // you can know when a user wanted to modify an appointment but decided not to
        // the model you get contains the new data from the edit form so you can see what they did
        SchedulerAppointment item = args.Item as SchedulerAppointment;
    }


    public class SchedulerAppointment
    {
        public Guid Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Description { get; set; }
        public DateTime Start { get; set; }
        public DateTime End { get; set; }
        public bool IsAllDay { get; set; }
        public string RecurrenceRule { get; set; }
        public List<DateTime> RecurrenceExceptions { get; set; }
        public Guid? RecurrenceId { get; set; }

        public SchedulerAppointment()
        {
            Id = Guid.NewGuid();
        }
    }

    async Task GetSchedulerData()
    {
        Appointments = await MyService.Read();
    }

    protected override async Task OnInitializedAsync()
    {
        await GetSchedulerData();
    }

    // the following static class mimics an actual data service that handles the actual data source
    // replace it with your actual service through the DI, this only mimics how the API can look like and works for this standalone page
    public static class MyService
    {
        private static List<SchedulerAppointment> _data { get; set; } = new List<SchedulerAppointment>()
    {
            new SchedulerAppointment
            {
                Title = "Board meeting",
                Description = "Q4 is coming to a close, review the details.",
                Start = new DateTime(2019, 12, 5, 10, 00, 0),
                End = new DateTime(2019, 12, 5, 11, 30, 0)
            },

            new SchedulerAppointment
            {
                Title = "Vet visit",
                Description = "The cat needs vaccinations and her teeth checked.",
                Start = new DateTime(2019, 12, 2, 11, 30, 0),
                End = new DateTime(2019, 12, 2, 12, 0, 0)
            },

            new SchedulerAppointment
            {
                Title = "Planning meeting",
                Description = "Kick off the new project.",
                Start = new DateTime(2019, 12, 6, 9, 30, 0),
                End = new DateTime(2019, 12, 6, 12, 45, 0)
            },

            new SchedulerAppointment
            {
                Title = "Trip to Hawaii",
                Description = "An unforgettable holiday!",
                IsAllDay = true,
                Start = new DateTime(2019, 11, 27),
                End = new DateTime(2019, 12, 05)
            },

            new SchedulerAppointment
            {
                Title = "Morning run",
                Description = "Some time to clear the head and exercise.",
                Start = new DateTime(2019, 11, 27, 9, 0, 0),
                End = new DateTime(2019, 11, 27, 9, 30, 0),
                RecurrenceRule = "FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,FR"
            }
        };

        public static async Task Create(SchedulerAppointment itemToInsert)
        {
            itemToInsert.Id = Guid.NewGuid();
            _data.Insert(0, itemToInsert);
        }

        public static async Task<List<SchedulerAppointment>> Read()
        {
            return await Task.FromResult(_data);
        }

        public static async Task Update(SchedulerAppointment itemToUpdate)
        {
            var index = _data.FindIndex(i => i.Id == itemToUpdate.Id);
            if (index != -1)
            {
                _data[index] = itemToUpdate;
            }
        }

        public static async Task Delete(SchedulerAppointment itemToDelete)
        {
            if (itemToDelete.RecurrenceId != null)
            {
                // a recurrence exception was deleted, you may want to update
                // the rest of the data source - find an item where theItem.Id == itemToDelete.RecurrenceId
                // and remove the current exception date from the list of its RecurrenceExceptions
            }

            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(itemToDelete.RecurrenceRule) && itemToDelete.RecurrenceExceptions?.Count > 0)
            {
                // a recurring appointment was deleted that had exceptions, you may want to
                // delete or update any exceptions from the data source - look for
                // items where theItem.RecurrenceId == itemToDelete.Id
            }

            _data.Remove(itemToDelete);
        }
    }
}

Regards,
Svetoslav Dimitrov
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answered on 02 Feb 2022, 10:28 AM | edited on 02 Feb 2022, 10:29 AM

I have seen the documentation, but like I said "OnEdit(SchedulerEditEventArgs) always show the start of the series", see the attached image.

The series start in januari, I open an instance in februari, and SchedulerEditEventArgs shows the series start date, not the occurrence start date. 

 

Svetoslav Dimitrov
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commented on 04 Feb 2022, 10:36 AM

Hello Roland,


Could you provide us with a sample runnable application where we can run and debug the described behavior? This would greatly help us in determining the problematic behavior and provide a solution. 

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