Defines a new GanttDependency type using the provided options.


options Object

Describes the configuration options of the new Gantt dependency class. String

The name of the field which acts as an identifier of the Gantt dependency. The identifier is used to determine if a model instance is new or existing one. If the value of the field specified is equal to the default value (specified through the fields configuration), the model is considered as new.

options.fields Object

A set of key/value pairs the configure the model fields. The key specifies the name of the field. Quote the key if it contains spaces or other symbols which are not valid for a JavaScript identifier.


Specifies the value which will be used for the field when a new model instance is created. The default settings depend on the type of the field.

The default for:

  • "string" is "".
  • "number" is 0.
  • "date" is new Date() (today).
options.fields.fieldName.editable Boolean

Specifies if the field is editable or not. Defaults to true.

options.fields.fieldName.nullable Boolean

Specifies if the defaultValue setting should be used. Defaults to false.

options.fields.fieldName.parse Function

Specifies the function which will parse the field value. If not set, the default parsers will be used.

options.fields.fieldName.type String

Specifies the type of the field.

The available options are:

  • (Default) "string"
  • "number"
  • "boolean"
  • "date"
options.fields.fieldName.validation Object

Specifies the validation options which will be used by the Kendo UI Validator.

Example - define custom Gantt dependency

var Dependency ={
    id: "id",
    fields: {
        id: { from: "ID", type: "number" },
        predecessorId: { from: "PredecessorID", type: "number" },
        successorId: { from: "SuccessorID", type: "number" },
        type: { from: "Type", type: "number" }
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