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