CustomField Class

Represents a custom field that may contain additional arbitrary information for an appointment or resource.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraScheduler.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraScheduler.v20.1.Core.dll

Declaration

public class CustomField
Public Class CustomField

Remarks

The CustomField may be bound to a data field of a data source to provide additional information for the appointment. It can also be used like a Tag an object to provide a temporary information storage.

You can also use the PersistentObjectStorage<T>.CreateCustomFields method, which works both for Resources and Appointments.

Note that the CustomFieldMappingBase<T> object is always required to create a custom field. If custom fields are added to persistent objects directly, they will be destroyed on data refresh.

Examples

The code sample below illustrates how to create an appointment with a custom field and use this field in the SchedulerDataStorage.FilterAppointment event to hide appointments which meet certain criteria.

To define a custom field, create a new custom field mapping and add it to the collection of custom mappings using the CustomFieldMappingCollectionBase<T>.Add method. If the Scheduler is not bound to a data source, specify any non-empty string as the data field name.

Create an appointment using the SchedulerDataStorage.CreateAppointment method (so the newly created custom field mappings will be preserved for a new appointment). Set the value for the custom field and add the appointment to the SchedulerDataStorage.Appointments collection.

In the SchedulerDataStorage.FilterAppointment event handler, check the value of the custom field to set e.Cancel to true and hide this appointment.

    scheduler.Storage.Appointments.Clear();
    // Handle the FilterAppointment event to display appointments by some criteria.
    scheduler.Storage.FilterAppointment += Storage_FilterAppointment;
    scheduler.DayView.TopRowTime = TimeSpan.FromHours(DateTime.Now.Hour);

    // Add mapping to create a custom field. 
    // If Scheduler is bound to data, the string "DataFieldOne" should match the field name in the data source.
    // For unbound Scheduler, the data field name is required but not used.
    scheduler.Storage.Appointments.CustomFieldMappings.Add(new
       AppointmentCustomFieldMapping("PropertyOne", "DataFieldOne"));
    Appointment apt1 = scheduler.Storage.CreateAppointment(AppointmentType.Normal,
        DateTime.Now, new TimeSpan(1, 0, 0), "Visible Appointment");
    apt1.CustomFields["PropertyOne"] = "Visible";
    scheduler.Storage.Appointments.Add(apt1);
    Appointment apt2 = scheduler.Storage.CreateAppointment(AppointmentType.Normal,
        DateTime.Now.AddHours(2), new TimeSpan(0, 30, 0), "Hidden Appointment");
    apt2.CustomFields["PropertyOne"] = "Hidden";
    scheduler.Storage.Appointments.Add(apt2);
static void Storage_FilterAppointment(object sender, PersistentObjectCancelEventArgs e) {
    e.Cancel = ((Appointment)e.Object).CustomFields["PropertyOne"].ToString() == "Hidden";
}

Inheritance

Object
CustomField
See Also