Special Slots

RadTimeline provides an easy way to mark certain intervals along the visible range of the control as special slots. This is done through a custom RangeGenerator class which implements ITimeRangeGenerator interface. This interface defines the GetRanges() method. Given the current visible period, this method returns IEnumerable - an array of PeriodSpan instances each of which defines a special slot with a start and end date. E.g. new PeriodSpan(System.DateTime date, System.TimeSpan slotSpan)

Below you can find a sample weekends generator implementation:

using Telerik.Windows.Controls; 
using Telerik.Windows.Controls.TimeBar; 
 
public class WeekendsGenerator : ITimeRangeGenerator 
{ 
  public System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<IPeriodSpan> GetRanges(SelectionRange<DateTime> visibleRange) 
  { 
      TimeSpan slotSpan = TimeSpan.FromDays(2); 
      var differenceFirstVisible = DayOfWeek.Saturday - visibleRange.Start.DayOfWeek; 
      DateTime day = new DateTime(visibleRange.Start.Year, visibleRange.Start.Month, visibleRange.Start.Day); 
 
      for (DateTime current = day.AddDays(differenceFirstVisible); current < visibleRange.End; current += TimeSpan.FromDays(7)) 
      { 
          yield return new PeriodSpan(current, slotSpan); 
      } 
  } 
} 
Imports Telerik.Windows.Controls 
Imports Telerik.Windows.Controls.TimeBar 
 
Public Class WeekendsGenerator 
  Implements ITimeRangeGenerator 
  Public Function GetRanges(visibleRange As SelectionRange(Of DateTime)) As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of IPeriodSpan) 
      Dim slotSpan As TimeSpan = TimeSpan.FromDays(2) 
      Dim differenceFirstVisible = DayOfWeek.Saturday - visibleRange.Start.DayOfWeek 
      Dim day As New DateTime(visibleRange.Start.Year, visibleRange.Start.Month, visibleRange.Start.Day) 
 
      Dim current As DateTime = day.AddDays(differenceFirstVisible) 
      While current < visibleRange.[End] 
          yield Return New PeriodSpan(current, slotSpan) 
          current += TimeSpan.FromDays(7) 
      End While 
  End Function 
End Class 

Using the SpecialSlotsGenerator property of the RadTimeline control you can specify a custom ITimeRangeGenerator instance that defines certain time intervals as special. The example below shows how you can specify a time range generator for a RadTimeline control:

<telerik:RadTimeline PeriodStart="1-Jan-2010" PeriodEnd="1-Jan-2011"> 
    <telerik:RadTimeline.SpecialSlotsGenerator> 
      <example:WeekendsGenerator /> 
    </telerik:RadTimeline.SpecialSlotsGenerator> 
    <telerik:RadTimeline.Intervals> 
      <telerik:MonthInterval /> 
      <telerik:DayInterval /> 
    </telerik:RadTimeline.Intervals> 
</telerik:RadTimeline> 
Using the sample weekends generator above, you will get the following result: Rad Timeline-features-special-slots

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