Scheduling UI

With R1 2019 release (version 2019.1.116.1) of Telerik UI for Xamarin RadCalendar introduces built-in UI for creation and modification of appointments, so you could provide users with the ability to directly schedule their meetings.

This article gives an overview of the available scheduling screens in RadCalendar used for managing meetings.

In order to enable the feature, set SchedulingUiEnabled Boolean property of RadCalendar to True (by default it is False).

<telerikInput:RadCalendar x:Name="calendar"
        <telerikInput:MultiDayViewSettings DayStartTime="8:00:00" />

Please note that scheduling screens can be shown only in DayView and MultiDayView modes. You could refer to the View Modes topic for more information on the available in RadCalendar views.

If you have a collection of custom appointments as a source for RadCalendar - the custom appointment class should inherit from the Telerik.XamarinForms.Input.Appointment class. You should also make sure to add a default constructor for the custom appointment. These requirements are needed in order to properly create appointments through Scheduling UI.

  • When the end user taps on an appointment, the following screen appears, giving the option to edit or delete the appointment:

Scheduling UI

  • Next, you could see the edit appointment screen which is displayed with pre-selected values when "Edit" from the previous screen is tapped, or with empty fields (except "Starts" and "Ends") when the user has tapped on an empty time slot in order to create a new appointment:

Scheduling UI

  • Note the "Repeats" field which is used to set a recurrence rule to the appointment. You could choose between any of the predefined recurrences or create a custom recurrence:

Scheduling UI

  • If you're modifying a recurrent appointment, you'll be prompted whether the changes should be applied to the whole series or only to the current occurrence, thus making an exception of the recurrence rule:

Scheduling UI

  • In order to delete an appointment, you would need to choose "Delete Event" option from the first screen shown after tapping an appointment. You would need to confirm the deletion as shown in the image below:

Scheduling UI

  • If you choose to delete a recurrent appointment, you'll prompted whether the deletion operation should be applied only to the current occurrence or to the whole series:

Scheduling UI

In addition, you can prevent the appearance of the scheduling screens for individual appointments or time slots by handling AppointmentTapped/TimeSlotTapped events respectively and setting e.Handled to True inside the event handler.

Check below a quick example on how you could prevent creating an appointment before certain time.

First, subscribe to the TimeSlotTapped event:

calendar.TimeSlotTapped += CalendarTimeSlotTapped;

Then, add the following event handler:

private void CalendarTimeSlotTapped(object sender, TimeSlotTapEventArgs e)
    if (e.StartTime.Hour >= 18)
        e.Handled = true;
        Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Cannot add appointment", "Adding appointments after 6 PM is not allowed.", "OK");

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