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How to Simulate Outlook-like Multiple Categories in Scheduler's Appointments


Product Version Product Author
2023.1.314 RadScheduler for WinForms Desislava Yordanova


This example demonstrates a sample approach how to simulate the multiple categories that Outlook offers for marking its appointments with tags/categories:

MS Outlook RadScheduler
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This solution requires the following steps:

  1. It is necessary to extend the default visual AppointmentElement and add a container for visualizing the colored tags/categories at the bottom right corner of the visual elements. The SchedulerElementProvider will help you for replacing the default element with the custom implementation: Custom Appointment Element

  2. Create a derivative of the data event, the Appointment class and add a new property CategoryIds for storing the selected categories/tags: Custom Appointment Element

  3. Extend the EditAppointmentDialog and hide the Backgrounds drop down. Then, add a new checked drop down for the categories: Adding a Custom Field to the EditAppointment Dialog

A complete solution providing a C# and VB.NET project is available here.

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