Scheduler Elements and Structure
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The Scheduler suite provides a full set of multi-purpose elements that deliver the MS Outlook style to your scheduling application. The topics in this section describe the main functionality of these elements (necessary to implement scheduling), and how they can be used together.
Three primary Scheduler elements are:
This topic describes the Scheduler Control, which is used to implement the main user interface functionality in the scheduling application. This control represents the scheduled appointments data on a form by using one of the predefined views, and responds to various end-user actions.
This topic describes the Scheduler Storage, which is intended for persisting data in the scheduling application. This control provides data either in bound or unbound mode for the Scheduler Control, and also implements data synchronization with a database or any other scheduling application (for example, MS Outlook).
This topic describes the Date Navigator, which is used to navigate through the appointments data within the Scheduler Control. The Date Navigator is essential in most scheduling applications, allowing end-users to easily and quickly navigate through dates (schedule data is displayed) and change the scheduler's view, if necessary.
For the complete list of Scheduler-related objects, see the following table.
|Appointment||An interface that defines an appointment in the Scheduler.|
|AppointmentDependency||A dependency established between tasks (Appointment objects) in the Gantt view.|
|AppointmentDependencyDataStorage||A storage which holds a collection of appointment dependencies.|
|AppointmentLabel||Represents an appointment's identification label.|
|AppointmentStatus||Appointment's availability status.|
|AppointmentDataStorage||A storage that holds a collection of appointments.|
|DateNavigator||The calendar control for navigating dates. Can be associated with a SchedulerControl to retrieve various information (e.g., appointment dates).|
|DayView||Displays a detailed picture of events across one or more days.|
|GanttView||A view that shows tasks, the relationship among the tasks and task progress in relation to time.|
|MonthView||Displays events across multiple weeks.|
|Reminder||Represents a reminder for a non-recurring appointment.|
|Resource||Defines a common attribute which can be assigned to appointments to group them.|
|ResourceNavigator||Represents the Resource Navigator control.|
|ResourceDataStorage||A storage that holds appointment resources.|
|SchedulerControl||Displays scheduled data using one of the available views and provides the capability to edit, save and load appointments. See Scheduler.|
|SchedulerDataStorage||The component that holds data for the SchedulerControl.|
|TimelineView||Arranges events and appointments across horizontal timelines.|
|WeekView||Displays events across a week in a compact form. This view is outdated and provided for compatibility with the earlier versions of the Scheduler Control. Use the FullWeekView instead.|
|WorkWeekView||Displays appointments for the working days in a particular week.|
|XtraSchedulerReport||Represents the base class for a report in the XtraScheduler Suite.|