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Zoom to Date Range


Product Version 2018.1 220
Product RadGanttView for WinForms


The RadGanttView.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement exposes the OnePixelTime property. This property determines how much time a single pixel represents. This property can be also manipulated so that the view is zoomed to a particular date range. The example below will zoom the view-port to fit the first and last tasks.


The gif file below demonstrates the end result.

Figure 1: Zooming to a Specified Date Range

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The desired behavior can be achieved by calculating the total seconds between the two dates and by dividing the result to the actual width of the of the graphical view. This way we will know how much time a single pixel will represent so that the segment between the the two dates can fit the screen.

Depending on the actual local setup it may also be necessary to change the TimelineRange.

OnePixelTime Calculation

private void radButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // You can consider changing the time line range if necessary
    //this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.TimelineRange = TimeRange.YearQuarters;

    DateTime start = this.radGanttView1.Items[0].Start;
    DateTime end = this.radGanttView1.Items[this.radGanttView1.Items.Count - 1].End;
    int totalPixels = this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.BoundingRectangle.Width;
    double span = (end - start).TotalSeconds;
    this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.OnePixelTime = TimeSpan.FromSeconds((int)(span / totalPixels));

    // The code beloow will scroll the timeline so that it starts on the selected start date.
    int scroll = (int)((start - this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.TimelineBehavior.AdjustedTimelineStart).TotalSeconds / this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.OnePixelTime.TotalSeconds);
    this.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.HorizontalScrollBarElement.Value = scroll;


Private Sub radButton1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Dim start As DateTime = Me.radGanttView1.Items(0).Start
    Dim [end] As DateTime = Me.radGanttView1.Items(Me.radGanttView1.Items.Count - 1).[End]
    Dim totalPixels As Integer = Me.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.BoundingRectangle.Width
    Dim span As Double = ([end] - start).TotalSeconds
    Me.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.OnePixelTime = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(CInt((span / totalPixels)))
    Dim scroll As Integer = CInt(((start - Me.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.TimelineBehavior.AdjustedTimelineStart).TotalSeconds / Me.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.OnePixelTime.TotalSeconds))
    Me.radGanttView1.GanttViewElement.GraphicalViewElement.HorizontalScrollBarElement.Value = scroll
End Sub

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