Parent/Child On WPF Gantt Chart not working

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. Matt
    Matt avatar
    17 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2009

    Posted 22 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Since I don't see any complaints about this feature, I assume that there is something fundamental not mentioned in any documentation or video that somehow activates this functionality, because following the video and online documentation (i.e. the vary basic examples) I NEVER see the parent child setup (expanders and indentation). Any push in the right direction or information about the latest on where the development of the WPF version of this control is would be greatly appreciated. So far, it seems unusable, but I cannot believe that since this control is in released status for WPF; listed as new. First tried it in our application, but then thought the complexities were causing issues. But now I see that the basic application in its own WPF window/project/solution fails as well.

    This was built with the just downloaded Q2 2013 6/11 version. No change from Q3 2012 1017 internal build that we were running.

    Very frustrating.

    <Window x:Class="GanttChart.MainWindow"
            Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" xmlns:telerik="">
            <telerik:RadGanttView Margin="0" Name="radGanttView1" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch">
                    <telerik:ColumnDefinition ColumnWidth="175" Header="Title" MemberBinding="{Binding Title}" />
                    <telerik:ColumnDefinition ColumnWidth="175" Header="End"  MemberBinding="{Binding Start}"/>
                    <telerik:ColumnDefinition ColumnWidth="175" Header="Start"  MemberBinding="{Binding End}"/>
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Collections.ObjectModel;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Windows;
    using System.Windows.Controls;
    using System.Windows.Data;
    using System.Windows.Documents;
    using System.Windows.Input;
    using System.Windows.Media;
    using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
    using System.Windows.Navigation;
    using System.Windows.Shapes;
    using Telerik.Windows.Controls.GanttView;
    using Telerik.Windows.Controls.Scheduling;
    namespace GanttChart
        /// <summary>
        /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
        /// </summary>
        public partial class MainWindow : Window
            public MainWindow()
                var d = new DateTime(2012, 3, 1);
                radGanttView1.VisibleRange = new VisibleRange(d, d.AddMonths(2));
                var tasks = new ObservableCollection<GanttTask>();
                for (int i = 0; i < 4; i++)
                    var gt = new GanttTask(
                                  d.AddDays(14 * i),
                                  d.AddDays(14 * i + 14),
                                 "Title " + i.ToString());
                    for (int j = 0; j < gt.Duration.Days; j++)
                        var childGT = new GanttTask();
                        childGT.Start = gt.Start.AddDays(j);
                        childGT.End = childGT.Start.AddHours(23);
                        childGT.Title = "Child " + i.ToString() + "/" + j.ToString();
                radGanttView1.TasksSource = tasks;
                radGanttView1.PixelLength = new TimeSpan(0, 1, 0, 0);
  2. Answer
    Vladi avatar
    749 posts

    Posted 26 Jun 2013 Link to this post


    In order for the parent task to be visually rendered as parent (TreeView alike) all you need to do is in the xaml of the control when declaring the RadGanttView Columns set your first column (in this example the Title column) to be of type TreeColumnDefinition. We also noticed that there are no dependencies set when creating the child tasks. In order to set a dependency between tasks all you need to do is add a new object of type Dependency to the Dependencies collection of the GanttTask. More information about the GanttTasks and Dependencies can be found here, and about the different columns in the control here.

    I created and attached a sample project for you the previously described approaches, hope this is helpful.

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  3. Matt
    Matt avatar
    17 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2009

    Posted 26 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Vladi.

    That definitely fixed my issue. My demo works as expected now. I was aware of the dependencies, and had already played with that stuff without the parent/child relationship working.

    However, I was not aware of the column requirement. I'll review the demos and documentation again.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond!
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