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Scrolling the TimeRuler

This article will explain how you could set up the ScheduleView, so that the ViewDefintion is scrolled to specific time or a particular appointment/slot. We will take a look at the following properties/methods of the control:

FirstVisibleTime property

FirstVisibleTime property is of type TimeSpan and is used to scroll the TimeRuler of the ActiveViewDefinition to a specific time.

FirstVisibleTime property is applied only with the initial load of the ScheduleView, afterwards when you change the ViewDefinitions they will go to their DayStartTime.

Example 1 shows how the property can be set in XAML and Example 2 – in code-behind.

Example 1

<telerik:RadScheduleView x:Name="ScheduleView"
    AppointmentsSource="{Binding Appointments}"                                  
                         FirstVisibleTime="8:00:00">
     <telerik:RadScheduleView.ViewDefinitions>
          <telerik:DayViewDefinition />
     </telerik:RadScheduleView.ViewDefinitions>
</telerik:RadScheduleView>

Example 2

ScheduleView.FirstVisibleTime = TimeSpan.FromHours(8);

The next screenshot shows how the ScheduleView looks on its initial load with and without FirstVisibleTIme set:

radscheduleview features timeruler scrolling 1

ScrollIntoView method

ScrollIntoView method is used to scroll the ActiveViewDefinition to a specific slot. It takes as first argument the Slot itself or an Appointment. In case the parameter is of type Appointment (or an occurrence of a recurrent appointment), the method calculates the slot where the appointment is placed and scrolls to it. Additionally, ScrollIntoView accepts a second optional parameter which identifies whether the slot should be aligned to top/left depending on the orientation (the default value is false).

Example 3 shows how you can scroll to a particular appointment:

Example 3

ScheduleView.ScrollIntoView(meetingApp);

The TimeRuler is scrolled, so that the appointment is visible:

radscheduleview features timeruler scrolling 2

Calling the same method with a second parameter set to true as shown in Example 4:

Example 4

ScheduleView.ScrollIntoView(meetingApp, true);

leads to the following result:

radscheduleview features timeruler scrolling 3

ScrollIntoView methods scrolls only by TimeRuler – this means that if the TimeRuler is vertical, it will update only the vertical scrollbar and will not affect the horizontal scrollbar.

ScrollTimeRuler method

ScrollTimeRuler method scrolls the TimeRuler to the specified time. It accept a first parameter of type TimeSpan and a second boolean parameter to identify whether the time should be scrolled to top/left depending on the orientation.

Example 5 demonstrates how the method can be used:

Example 5

ScheduleView.ScrollTimeRuler(TimeSpan.FromHours(10), true);

And the result is:

radscheduleview features timeruler scrolling 4

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