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Working with Appointments

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Creating a New Appointment Instance

Use one of many overloads to build a new Appointment instance. The example below creates an appointment that starts "Now", extends for one half hour and has summary and descriptions. You can use the StatusId and BackgroundId appointment properties to provide visual feedback in the left edge and background of each appointment.

New Appointment

Appointment appointment = new Appointment(DateTime.Now, TimeSpan.FromMinutes(60), "Summary", "Description");
appointment.StatusId = 2;
appointment.BackgroundId = 6;
this.radScheduler1.Appointments.Add(appointment);

Dim appointment As New Appointment(Date.Now, TimeSpan.FromMinutes(60), "Summary", "Description")
appointment.StatusId = 2
appointment.BackgroundId = 6
Me.RadScheduler1.Appointments.Add(appointment)

Figure 1: Appointmennt Element
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Customizing Appointments

  • To add new a Status to an appointment, the Statuses collection should be used. By default this collection is filled with the following statuses:

    • 1 = Free

    • 2 = Busy

    • 3 = Unavailable

    • 4 = Tentative

  • To extend/replace the Statuses collection, use the AppointmentStatusInfo class:

note

Make sure that the IDs of the statues are unique. It is good to add a new status with an ID bigger than the last filled status.

Appointment Status

this.radScheduler1.Statuses.Add(new AppointmentStatusInfo(5, "test", Color.Purple, Color.Purple, AppointmentStatusFillType.Solid));

Me.RadScheduler1.Statuses.Add(New AppointmentStatusInfo(5, "test", Color.Purple, Color.Purple, AppointmentStatusFillType.Solid))

  • To add new a Background to an appointment, the Backgrounds collection should be used. By default this collection is filled with the following statuses:

    • 1 = None

    • 2 = Important

    • 3 = Business

    • 4 = Personal

    • 5 = Vacation

    • 6 = MustAttend

    • 7 = TravelRequired

    • 8 = NeedsPreparation

    • 9 = Birthday

    • 10 = Anniversary

    • 11 = PhoneCall

  • To extend/replace the Backgrounds collection, use the AppointmentBackgroundInfo class:

note

Make sure that the IDs of the Backgrounds are unique. It is good to add a new status with an ID bigger than the last filled status.

Appointment Background

this.radScheduler1.Backgrounds.Add(new AppointmentBackgroundInfo(12, "test", Color.Purple));

Me.RadScheduler1.Backgrounds.Add(New AppointmentBackgroundInfo(12, "test", Color.Purple))

  • In order to change the background of an appointment, use the Appointment's BackgroundId property and choose a value from a value list.

  • In order to change the status of an appointment, use the Appointment's StatusId property and choose a value of the predefined values list.

  • In order to hide/show an appointment, use the Appointment's Visible property. The value of this property is true by default.

  • In order to change Appointment's Summary, Description or Locations strings, use the Summary, Description and Location properties of Appointment class.

  • In order to change Appointment's text formatting which will reflect on the Start, End, Summary, Location and Description strings, use the AppointmentTitleFormat property:

Appointment Title Format

this.radScheduler1.AppointmentTitleFormat = "{0} to {1}, {2} ({3})";

Me.RadScheduler1.AppointmentTitleFormat = "{0} to {1}, {2} ({3})"

Here is a list with the different elements and their content:

* {0} – Start time

* {1} – End time

* {2} – Subject

* {3} – Location

* {4} – "<span S>" where S is a style attribute with font-family, font-size and color

* {5} – "</span>"

* {6} – "<b>"

* {7} – "</b>"

* {8} – New line or empty string

  • In order to change Appointment's Start, End, Duration, use the Start, End, Duration properties of Appointment class.

  • In order to change Appointment's tool-tip text, use the Appointment's ToolTipText property:

Appointment ToolTip Text

appointment.ToolTipText = "Some text";

appointment.ToolTipText = "Some text"

  • In order to enable/disable Appointment's editing and deleting operations, use the Appointment's AllowEdit and AllowDelete properties.

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