How to: Customize Time Scales in the Timeline View (legacy)

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This example illustrates how to access the time scale collection of the Timeline View (via the TimelineView.Scales property) and add TimeScale elements to make them available to end-users (for example, TimeScaleMonth, TimeScaleWeek and TimeScaleDay). This approach can be helpful if you wish to hide specific time intervals in the Timeline View.

To change the format of a single scale header, adjust the TimeScale.DisplayFormat property of the corresponding TimeScale object.

You can also implement your own custom time scales and add them to the TimelineView.Scales collection. This example demonstrates the comparatively simple task of creating a scale with a fixed interval (four hours) by inheriting from the TimeScaleFixedInterval class. For more complex tasks, use the TimeScale descendants and override key methods.

View Example

    <dxsch:TimelineView IntervalCount="12" 
                <dxschcore:TimeScaleMonth />
                <dxschcore:TimeScaleWeek />
                <dxschcore:TimeScaleDay DisplayFormat="ddd dd" />
                <local:CustomTimeScale />
            <dxsch:SchedulerTimelineViewAppointmentDisplayOptions ShowRecurrence="False"
                    EndTimeVisibility="Auto" />

As a result, the following time scales will be available for end-users in the Timeline View.