Resource Scheduler 7.1.0 control (Gantt chart like Microsoft Project)
A ResourceScheduler control is a WindowsForms control allowing
for management of time and resources (hotel rooms, employees, devices, cars etc).
It is possible to create a set of linked appointments, that allows planning tasks
involving many resources, and implementing a convenient way of moving, splitting
and merging such multisegment appointments. Time resolution can be set at 5 minutes
to one day. A programming interface coherent with DailyCalendar inteface allows
for easy interchange of these controls. This facilitates programming within Microsoft
Visual Studio® environment, using Visual Design mode, and interfacing with XML,
ADO.NET, WebServices, etc.
Sample application written in Visual Basic .NET demonstrates how to use DailyCalendar
control (a ResourceScheduler can be used in a similar way) with a Microsoft Access
database. Shows a calendar storing appointments' data in a database. Application
communicates with a database using ADO.NET and Appointment.Tag property.
Resource manager – allows you to manage available resources in
time (hotel rooms, employees performing tasks, availability of various devices,
Similar to Microsoft Project – make your software using a ResourceScheduler
control look like management tools in Microsoft Project.
Full control over color from a Visual Designer — all the controls'
colors can be easily adjusted
Drag&drop support – a mouse can be used to change appointments'
time and duration. It is easy to implement period and resource locking.
Printing support - calendars can be printed or rendered as bitmaps
in a WYSIWYG mode or a simplified mode (without a coloured background - only frames).
Recurrence support - allows setting up
repeated appointment. Additionally, there are available controls designed for editing
of a recurrence settings in a Microsoft Outlook fashion.
Defining tooltips - allows to assign additional information displayed
after pointing to an appointment with a mouse. When a full text of an appointment
does not fit a frame, a tooltip displays it in an enlarged window.
Images for appointments and resources - for each appointment
and/or resource an image to be painted near the text, can be selected from an ImageList.
Simple programming - a simple data model and structure similar
to other .NET controls simplify using ComponentGo controls in your code.
Programming interface shared by CalendarGo and ResourceScheduler controls
- facilitates interchanging both controls to visualise various aspects of the same
Holiday support - special events facilitating implementing holidays
painted with different colours.
On-demand data access - a RequestAppointment event allowing for
efficient reading only necessary data, optimising data access from a data source
Edit In Place - allowing for editing an Appointment text directly
on a calendar
Adjustment of a time axis - setting resolution from 5 minutes to
Linked appointments - allowing to work with groups of appointments
simultaneously (one task is split between many resouces)
Progress value - indicates ex. degree of task completion.
Owner draw - allows for implementing one's own algorithm for drawing
an appointment on the screen.
Multiple columns for a resource - each resource can have multiple
columns assigned. This allows you to describe multiple aspects of its operation.
Design Mode support - control can be modified using properties
view in Windows Forms design mode.
Differently ended appointments - ability to change appointment
Multilingual – using system language settings allows operation
in any language.
- Split Mode
– allows splitting an appointment into two linked segments using a mouse. This makes
it possible for a single appointment to use many resouces.
- Auto merging - two appointments can be easily merged when they
are placed next to exach other.
- Current day and current time marker - a possibility to display
a current day and current time marker. A color of a marker is BaseCalendar.TodayMarkerColor.
- Reading from and saving to ADO.NET - A demo program writing Appointments
objects to and reading them from an SQL database using ADO.NET and any data structure.