This is probably an ICS definition thing, but is it possible for the Scheduler to export a description for each appointment? When you open up the appointment in excel, it has no description and it would be great to be able to export one. Is this supported by the scheduler? Is it even supported by ICS, and if it can be supported by ICS and is not currently by the Scheduler, do you plan on doing so in a future release?
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Currently, the ExportToICalendar method of the RadScheduler class extracts only start time, end time and subject of the appointment. I will forward your inquiry to our development team to consider it and see if it is possible to extend the current functionality to include custom attributes as well. Thanks for asking this question.
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I went about creating a method that would work without the limitations. Here is my code taken from some of the samples I found as well as some back engineering of some existing iCalendar files I had. This is specific to my application but you should be able to modify it for your own. It loads custom content into the description field, sets the priority, the alarm, modifies the subject line and adds information into the location line.
One thing to note is that you need to replace all LF & CR characters in your description field as it considers it the end of the field when it hits a CR. See my example of the characters I replaced it with.
It all seems to be working pretty well, only did it this week so still want to enhance further. Need a variable for the PRIORITY as well as the TRIGGER minutes. For now it's set to High, 1 Day alarm in advance. This only exports one appointment, but it can be modified to do all.
Oh and it also takes into consideration the UTC offset which is a must if you want your times to be accurate.
Give it a try and let me know if you have any issues,
Description comes out from Appointment's property and
Location , or any other custom data can be stored in Telerik's Appointment entity's attributes. In fact, you can write a proper Extension Method if you use .NET 3.0 or higher.
Hope this helps.