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Column Template

By default, the Gantt Tree renders the value of the field in the column, as it is provided from the data source. You can change this behavior by using the Template of the column and add you own content or logic to make a string out of the object.

The example below shows how to:

  • add the Template (make sure to use the capital T)
  • access the context of the model item so you employ your own logic
  • render a field from the model

Using cell (column) Template

<TelerikGantt Data="@Data"
              Width="1200px"
              Height="600px"
              IdField="Id"
              ParentIdField="ParentId"
              TreeListEditMode="@GanttTreeListEditMode.Incell"
              OnUpdate="@UpdateItem"
              OnDelete="@DeleteItem"
              OnCreate="@CreateItem">
    <GanttViews>
        <GanttWeekView></GanttWeekView>
        <GanttMonthView></GanttMonthView>
    </GanttViews>
    <GanttColumns>
        <GanttCommandColumn Width="80px">
            <GanttCommandButton Command="Add" Icon="add"></GanttCommandButton>
            <GanttCommandButton Command="Delete" Icon="delete"></GanttCommandButton>
        </GanttCommandColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="Title"
                     Expandable="true"
                     Width="160px"
                     Title="Task Title" >
            <Template>
                @{
                    var item = context as FlatModel;
                    if(Data.Any(e => e.ParentId == item.Id))
                    {
                        <strong>@item.Title</strong>
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        @item.Title
                    }
                }
            </Template>
        </GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="Start"
                     Width="100px">
            <Template>
                Start Date:
                <br />
                @((context as FlatModel).Start)
            </Template>
        </GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="End"
                     Width="100px">
            <Template>
                @((context as FlatModel).End.ToString("dd MMM yyyy"))
            </Template>
        </GanttColumn>
    </GanttColumns>
</TelerikGantt>

@code {
    public DateTime SelectedDate { get; set; } = new DateTime(2019, 11, 11, 6, 0, 0);

    class FlatModel
    {
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public double PercentComplete { get; set; }
        public DateTime Start { get; set; }
        public DateTime End { get; set; }
    }

    public int LastId { get; set; } = 1;
    List<FlatModel> Data { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        Data = new List<FlatModel>();
        var random = new Random();

        for (int i = 1; i < 6; i++)
        {
            var newItem = new FlatModel()
            {
                Id = LastId,
                Title = "Employee  " + i.ToString(),
                Start = new DateTime(2020, 12, 6 + i),
                End = new DateTime(2020, 12, 11 + i),
                PercentComplete = Math.Round(random.NextDouble(), 2)
            };

            Data.Add(newItem);
            var parentId = LastId;
            LastId++;

            for (int j = 0; j < 5; j++)
            {
                Data.Add(new FlatModel()
                {
                    Id = LastId,
                    ParentId = parentId,
                    Title = "    Employee " + i + " : " + j.ToString(),
                    Start = new DateTime(2020, 12, 6 + i + j),
                    End = new DateTime(2020, 12, 7 + i + j),
                    PercentComplete = Math.Round(random.NextDouble(), 2)
                });

                LastId++;
            }
        }

        base.OnInitialized();
    }

    private async Task CreateItem(GanttCreateEventArgs args)
    {
        var argsItem = args.Item as FlatModel;

        argsItem.Id = LastId++;

        if (args.ParentItem != null)
        {
            var parent = (FlatModel)args.ParentItem;

            argsItem.ParentId = parent.Id;
        }

        Data.Insert(0, argsItem);

        CalculateParentPercentRecursive(argsItem);
        CalculateParentRangeRecursive(argsItem);
    }

    private async Task UpdateItem(GanttUpdateEventArgs args)
    {
        var item = args.Item as FlatModel;

        var foundItem = Data.FirstOrDefault(i => i.Id.Equals(item.Id));

        if (foundItem != null)
        {
            var startOffset = item.Start - foundItem.Start;
            if (startOffset != TimeSpan.Zero)
            {
                MoveChildrenRecursive(foundItem, startOffset);
            }

            foundItem.Title = item.Title;
            foundItem.Start = item.Start;
            foundItem.End = item.End;
            foundItem.PercentComplete = item.PercentComplete;
        }

        CalculateParentPercentRecursive(foundItem);
        CalculateParentRangeRecursive(foundItem);
    }

    private async Task DeleteItem(GanttDeleteEventArgs args)
    {
        var item = Data.FirstOrDefault(i => i.Id.Equals((args.Item as FlatModel).Id));

        RemoveChildRecursive(item);

        CalculateParentPercentRecursive(item);
        CalculateParentRangeRecursive(item);
    }

    private void RemoveChildRecursive(FlatModel item)
    {
        var children = GetChildren(item).ToList();

        foreach (var child in children)
        {
            RemoveChildRecursive(child);
        }

        Data.Remove(item);
    }

    private void CalculateParentPercentRecursive(FlatModel item)
    {
        if (item.ParentId != null)
        {
            var parent = GetParent(item);

            var children = GetChildren(parent);

            if (children.Any())
            {
                parent.PercentComplete = children.Average(i => i.PercentComplete);

                CalculateParentPercentRecursive(parent);
            }
        }
    }

    private void CalculateParentRangeRecursive(FlatModel item)
    {
        if (item.ParentId != null)
        {
            var parent = GetParent(item);

            var children = GetChildren(parent);

            if (children.Any())
            {
                parent.Start = children.Min(i => i.Start);
                parent.End = children.Max(i => i.End);

                CalculateParentRangeRecursive(parent);
            }
        }
    }

    private void MoveChildrenRecursive(FlatModel item, TimeSpan offset)
    {
        var children = GetChildren(item);

        foreach (var child in children)
        {
            child.Start = child.Start.Add(offset);
            child.End = child.End.Add(offset);

            MoveChildrenRecursive(child, offset);
        }
    }

    private FlatModel GetParent(FlatModel item)
    {
        return Data.FirstOrDefault(i => i.Id.Equals(item.ParentId));
    }

    private IEnumerable<FlatModel> GetChildren(FlatModel item)
    {
        return Data.Where(i => item.Id.Equals(i.ParentId));
    }
}

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