In the DXperience v2017.1 release we've added slick new features to the DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler control:
1. New Agenda View
The Scheduler control now includes the highly-anticipated agenda view. An agenda view is helpful because it only shows your upcoming appointments. This saves you time when you need to find what's next on your schedule. And our new agenda view also has a great look to it that was inspired by popular online calendar services:
2. Timeline View Improvements
The Scheduler's timeline view had a problem where it would squeeze together appointments so that you wouldn't be able to read them:
This happens because the Timeline has too many intervals. For example, in the image above, 14 intervals (two weeks) are set and the width of the editor is 900px. So, all 14 intervals are shown and it is hard to read appointments because the text doesn't fit in the container.
To solve this, we've added the
"DisplayedIntervalCount" property that lets you restrict the visible intervals to the editor's width. So for the image above, we'll set the
"DisplayedIntervalCount = 3" and reduce the visible intervals from 14 to 3:
Now, we can see the appointments and their text. However, limit the visible intervals doesn't mean that the other intervals will not be displayed. We've added horizontal scrolling to view the rest of the intervals:
This approach does have one drawback. If you want to see an appointment that is further to the right (in the intervals), then you'll need to scroll to the right. To help with this scenario, you can use the forward button which will jump to the next appointment:
3. Keyboard Support
The DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler Control now offers keyboard shortcut support for a variety of end-user actions including time cell and appointment navigation and selection, appointment editing and view switching. You can also create additional shortcuts and associate them with your custom client-side logic.
4. Client API Improvements
We've improved the Scheduler's client API and added two events that you can override and add your own custom client actions:
Finally, there's also a new
ASPxClientScheduler.GetVisibleAppointments method that returns the Scheduler's visible appointments. These client improvements came directly as a result of your feedback so keep that coming please.
Which of the enhancements to the DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler Control are you most excited about? Drop me a line below.
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