Timeline View - Time Slot Frustrations

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  1. Aaron Bauman
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    Member since:
    May 2010

    Posted 20 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,
    I just downloaded the latest version of the Scheduler and am trying to make a year long calendar of people's schedule,  pretty similar to a Gantt chart.  My schedule is not granular enough to consider time, so I believe the Timeline view is the best fit.  However, I am running into some very frustrating configuration with the Scheduler while trying to do this.

    First, I thought it would be easy to simply pick a date range that I wanted to view...it's not.  You have to pick a start date and calculate the "NumberOfSlots" and set the "SlotDuration" to 1 day.  While this is not complicated, it certainly was not the experience I expected from a Schedule control, let alone a Telerik control, and it took playing around with it awhile to get it to do this.
    On a side note, when I try to show 365 slots, 1 per day, I have been receiving a javascript, but that's a issue for another forum post.

    Second, I have not found a way to display an entire year, with each time slot being 1 month.  The closest I can come is to set the "NumberOfSlots" to 12 and the "SlotDuration" to 30...but this isn't at all accurate.  Is there a way that I have not found to do this?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks,
    -Aaron


  2. Peter
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    Posted 21 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Aaron,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Indeed, RadScheduler does not have a Gantt view or Year view and implementing something similar to these views using Timeline view can be challenging. 

    Your requirement is something which we don't officially support, but I can give you some ideas for a workaround. Please, consider this kb article - Navigating through months in Timeline view. You can display more than one month synchronizing multiple instances as shown in this code library project. The drawback for such solution could be deteriorated performance.


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  3. Aaron Bauman
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    Member since:
    May 2010

    Posted 23 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Peter,
    Unfortunately I don't think that either example does quite what I am trying to do.

    Are there any plans to update the RadScheduler Timeline view to be a little more developer friendly?

    Thanks,
    -Aaron
  4. Peter
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    Posted 24 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Aaron,

    Currently, we don't have plans to make changes related to Timeline view, but we will consider your feedback for the future. Thanks.

    Peter
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