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Pablo Tola
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Pablo Tola asked on 14 Jan 2008, 10:38 PM
Is there a way to remind of an appointment?

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T. Tsonev
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answered on 15 Jan 2008, 01:45 PM
Hi Pablo Tola,

Unfortunately, there is no integrated support for reminders. The fundamental problem is that in a web application, the server cannot initiate a request to the client, informing it for the pending appointment. Another option is the client to poll the server on a regular basis, which has issues with excessive server-load. Keeping this in mind, we have decided not to implement such support, as the problem can be solved better on the application level, rather than on the control level.

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Axe
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answered on 08 Sep 2009, 04:33 AM
I see in your current roadmap you will be implementing reminders. That's great but I can't see how you can possibly do it.
I had to do this and ended up writing a Windows Service which was installed on the server. Seeing as the web is "dead" as you mentioned above, I'm just curious what method you will use.

Sounds interesting though. I found the service quite tricky to write because of recurring tasks. Imagine a monthly recurring task that needs reminders sent daily, 5 days before task is due. Maybe you guys will just remind once for each task. But still, if you write the patterns and parse them as you do currently with recurrence it can work. Like I said above the real challenge is to automatically send those reminders on a web application without a service unless there is something really obvious that I'm missing.

Anyway, we'll see :)
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Gerrit du Preez
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answered on 08 Sep 2009, 03:43 PM

Hi there

I am very glad to hear that support for reminders in you Scheduler control is in the pipeline. Will it be part of the Q3 2009 release?  I plan to use your scheduler in an application where email reminders will be used. I can try to write something for it, but if your solution will be released sooner than later, I would prefer to wait for it.  If not, any ideas as to how to go about sending reminders, especially for recurring items in your scheduler?

Thanks

Gerrit

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Dimitar Milushev
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answered on 14 Sep 2009, 02:02 PM
Axe, our implementation will be much simpler than yours - since we want RadScheduler to be a UI control and not an 'application', we cannot use services or anything similar. We'll probably serialize the needed data for the reminders and show a popup with reminder(s) and/or provide a way to implement continuous polling for such data.

We are still researching the possible approaches to this and it won't be part of the Q3 2009 release.

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Dimitar Milushev
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