New Agenda View and more - DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler Control Enhancements - v17.1

ASP.NET Team Blog
20 April 2017

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:

DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler - Agenda View

2. Timeline View Improvements

Horizontal Scrolling

In previous version you could only use “back” and “forward” buttons of the View Navigator to switch between visual intervals in the view. If the first visible day in the TimeLine view was Wednesday and you wanted to see appointments for the entire week then it was not possible because the “back” button click resulted in switching to a previous visual “page” and the “Wednesday”, “Thursday”, “Friday” days will be hidden. The same behavior happed for the “forward” button too:

DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler - Horizontal Scrolling

With the version 17.1 release, you can adjust the IntervalCount and DisplayedIntervalCount properties to display a horizontall scroll bar that allows you to smoothly scroll the visible days within the current week, without switching visual 'pages':

DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler - Horizontal Scrolling

Vertical Scrolling

Previously, if there are a lot of resources to be displayed simultaneously in a browser window then you could only use a browser’s vertical scrollbar to see the 'hidden' resources. The main issue here was that the browser’s scrollbar scrolls the entire ASPxScheduler's content including the date headers, resource navigator, and view selector. So, even if you can see the 'hidden' resources, you were not able to fix them to see the date headers and analyze what time intervals are currently visible in the view:

DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler - Vertical Scrolling

With the v17.1 release, you can restrict the height of the TimeLineView scroll area (using the TimeLineView.TimeLineViewStyles.ScrollAreaHeight property) to display an internal TimeLineView’s vertical scrollbar. Using this property allows you to smoothly scroll between the visible resources. All other TimeLine visual elements (date headers, resource navigator, and view selector) will be fixed in place:

DevExpress ASP.NET Scheduler - Vertical Scrolling

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:

  • CellClick
  • CellDoubleClick

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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