Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is a highly-customizable appointment presentation component that offers rich Outlook®-style functionality. When used with Telerik Reminder and DesktopAlert for WinForms you can add rich scheduling UI to any Windows Forms application and enjoy a lightweight yet highly customizable component. The product delivers swift performance, simplified deployment and limitless customization capabilities and is suitable for use in large-scale enterprise applications.
The Windows Forms Scheduler control by Telerik uses a single control to display the Day, MultiDay, Week, WorkWeek, Month and Timeline Views. This feature ensures simplified deployment, much better flexibility and saves the need to write or modify the logic behind for all different view controls to make them work as one control. Added to that, you can set your preferences from one place to apply to all views.
The Agenda View in the Telerik UI for WinForms Scheduler is a chronologically structured list, providing the application’s users to get a structured view of their appointments for a specific timeframe, neatly organized in a timeline per the start and end times. The list can be further filtered by different properties and grouped by resource resulting in a customized view, tied to a specific metric or item.
The data binding process is entirely codeless, giving you the freedom to spend your time on other tasks. A Data Source property is available directly in Scheduler’s ActionList, which you can use to specify the SchedulerBindingDataSource component which will be used as a data source in RadScheduler.
Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is designed to take advantage of a powerful provider architecture. It uses the Provider Design Pattern to allow for easy integration into existing applications. This also allows it to connect to various data sources.
The color of your WinForms Scheduler appointments changes automatically based on the selected theme, ensuring a consistent look and feel across your Scheduler app. You can easily switch back to the old appointment colors by disabling the “UseModernAppointmentStyles” property.
A convenient feature allowing quick search for appointments in the control via the text box placed in the scheduler navigator. The results are provided in a grid interface and the search criteria is being highlighted.
Creating and editing appointments with Telerik Windows Forms Scheduler is easy and is done with just a few mouse clicks. The component provides the end user with the freedom to set his/her status for the particular appointment (busy, free, tentative,
unavailable), as well as the ability to choose a color-coded category which relates to the appointment (business, personal, vacation, etc), much like he/she would do in Microsoft Outlook.
All appointment dialogs can be tailored to the application’s specifications. Since all Scheduler dialogs are build with Telerik WinForms controls, they can easily be tweaked, customized and extended with new controls and features to fit any custom scenario.
The Scheduler control in Telerik UI for WinForms includes support for holidays. With the holiday feature users will be able to mark certain dates as non-working or block them to prevent bookings or meetings of taking place. Additionally, users will be able to import Outlook .hol files, which will automatically mark dates in the control as holidays.
Built with usability in mind, Telerik Scheduler grants the user with familiar Microsoft Office-like UI and behavior, which means that no learning is required to work with the control. In addition to the Appointment Capabilities above, it offers a slew of end-user features:
A separate Scheduler Navigator component allows for quick switching between the available scheduler views (Day, Week, Month) and for toggling weekends on/off. It also navigates back and forth within a view and shows the current dates in a fully customizable and localizable Date Header. The control also enables you to specify the TimeZone, so appointments are correctly displayed according to geographic region.
RadSchedulerNavigator can be bound to a RadScheduler instance easily, both in the Visual Studio Designer and in runtime.
RadReminder features at a glance:
RadScheduler provides rich design-time support functionality making customizations and configurations very easy. Some of the key capabilities are:
RadScheduler comes with built-in printing support which enables the end-users to print their calendars right away.
We’ve made the printing support feature-rich, and full of useful tweaks that will produce the right results even for the most pretentious end-users. Here are the printing features that RadScheduler supports:
The control is shipped with a rich set of themes that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of Windows8, Office 2013, TelerikMetro, etc. The themes can be easily switched using a single property. You can build a new theme from scratch to fit your exact visual demands by using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool.
In addition to the built-in themes, each appointment can be fully customized, including but not limited to its status indicator (busy, tentative, etc), its background (indicating the category it belongs to), text format and positioning, and date/time indicators.