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RadScheduler uses a data source provider model for data binding that targets highly customizable information storage and retrieval. For example, the information that defines the events has an obligatory part - a subject, a start time, and an end time entries, and customizable properties like recurrence rule, location, etc. It can also include fields for any custom resources and attributes you want to include. If you are including custom properties, you must map them to scheduler properties using the SchedulerMapping class. You can also bind the scheduler to a data source using a specific SchedulerDataSource (like the SchedulerBindingDataSource).

The most important property aside from those dealing with data binding is ActiveViewType which can be Day, MultiDay, Week, WorkWeek or Month. Like RadCalendar, the FocusedDate is a DateTime that determines the visible day, week or month currently displayed in the scheduler.

Here are some of the other helpful properties that can be set at design time:

  • AccessibleInterval is a the duration of time that the user is allowed to use.

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The active view cannot be changed if the new view is not in the accessible interval.

  • AppointmentTitleFormat is fed to a String.Format() call and supplies parameters for Start, End, Subject and Location in that order. So for example you could assign a string with a format like this: Starts: {0} Ends: {1} Subject: {2} Location: {3}

  • AllowAppointmentMove and AllowAppointmentResize control if the user can drag or resize an appointment at runtime.

  • To toggle visibility of appointment status, all day appointment status and navigation elements use the ShowAppointmentStatus, ShowAllDayAppointmentStatus and ShowNavigationElements properties.

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