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DayPilot 4: Event Calendar/Scheduler with CSS Themes (ASP.NET)

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DayPilot Lite 4 (Apache License 2.0) brings a new feature: full CSS styling and themes support.

 

 

DayPilot Lite 4 Scheduling Project

DayPilot Lite 4 (Apache Software License 2.0) brings a new feature: full CSS styling and themes support.

Let's explore it using a simple scheduling project.

Project features:

  • Weekly agenda scheduling using an event calendar view
  • Scheduling events for multiple resources (people)
  • Summary scheduler view with all resources
  • Event creating using a modal dialog
  • Event editing using a modal dialog

You can download this project in a Visual Studio 2012 solution.

HTML5/JavaScript Event Calendar

New (February 2014): DayPilot Lite for JavaScript (open-source) is now available for download. It includes event calendar for HTML5/JavaScript/jQuery with drag and drop support. 

HTML5/JavaScript Event Calendar

SQL Server Database 

SQL Server Database Schema

We will create a simple SQL Server database with the following schema:

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Event]
(
  [EventId] INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY IDENTITY, 
  [EventName] NVARCHAR(100) NULL, 
  [EventStart] DATETIME NULL, 
  [EventEnd] DATETIME NULL, 
  [ResourceId] INT NOT NULL
);

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Resource]
(
  [ResourceId] INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY IDENTITY, 
  [ResourceName] NVARCHAR(100) NULL
);

There are two tables in the database:

  • [Event] table stores events (reservations)
  • [Resource] table stores resources (people)

LINQ to SQL

 LINQ to SQL Classes

We will access the database (DayPilot.mdf) using LINQ to SQL.

First, we will create the required helper classes by dragging the tables from the Server Explorer to a new DayPilot.dbml file.

Event Calendar (Agenda)

 Event Calendar (Agenda) View

The Default.aspx file will display an event calendar with an agenda for the selected person. It uses DayPilot Calendar ASP.NET control.

Default.aspx

<DayPilot:DayPilotCalendar 
  runat="server" 
  ID="DayPilotCalendar1"
  CssOnly="true"
  CssClassPrefix="calendar_white"
>
</DayPilot:DayPilotCalendar>

Default.aspx.cs

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  if (!IsPostBack)
  {
    // ...
    InitCalendar();
  }
  LoadEvents();
}

private void InitCalendar()
{
  DayPilotCalendar1.TimeRangeSelectedHandling = DayPilot.Web.Ui.Enums.TimeRangeSelectedHandling.JavaScript;
  DayPilotCalendar1.TimeRangeSelectedJavaScript = "create('{0}')";
 
  DayPilotCalendar1.EventClickHandling = DayPilot.Web.Ui.Enums.EventClickHandlingEnum.JavaScript;
  DayPilotCalendar1.EventClickJavaScript = "edit('{0}')";
 
  DayPilotCalendar1.StartDate = DayPilot.Utils.Week.FirstDayOfWeek();
  DayPilotCalendar1.Days = 7;
}
 
private void LoadEvents()
{
  int resource = Convert.ToInt32(DropDownListResources.SelectedValue);
 
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataSource = from e in db.Events where e.ResourceId == resource select e;
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataTextField = "EventName";
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataValueField = "EventId";
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataStartField = "EventStart";
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataEndField = "EventEnd";
  DayPilotCalendar1.DataBind();
}

Scheduler

 Scheduler View

The Overview.aspx page will display a scheduler view with all people displayed at once. It uses DayPilot Scheduler ASP.NET control.

Overview.aspx

<DayPilot:DayPilotScheduler
  runat="server" 
  ID="DayPilotScheduler1"
  CssOnly="true"
  CssClassPrefix="scheduler_white"
>
</DayPilot:DayPilotScheduler>

Overview.aspx.cs

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  if (!IsPostBack)
  {
    LoadResources();
    InitCalendar();
  }
  LoadEvents();
}
 
private void InitCalendar()
{
  DayPilotScheduler1.TimeRangeSelectedHandling = DayPilot.Web.Ui.Enums.TimeRangeSelectedHandling.JavaScript;
  DayPilotScheduler1.TimeRangeSelectedJavaScript = "create('{0}', '{1}')";
 
  DayPilotScheduler1.EventClickHandling = DayPilot.Web.Ui.Enums.EventClickHandlingEnum.JavaScript;
  DayPilotScheduler1.EventClickJavaScript = "edit('{0}')";
 
  DayPilotScheduler1.CellWidth = 40;
  DayPilotScheduler1.EventHeight = 25;
}
 
private void LoadEvents()
{
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataSource = from e in db.Events select e;
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataTextField = "EventName";
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataValueField = "EventId";
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataStartField = "EventStart";
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataEndField = "EventEnd";
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataResourceField = "ResourceId";
  DayPilotScheduler1.DataBind();
}
 
private void LoadResources()
{
  var res = from r in db.Resources select r;
  foreach (Resource r in res)
  {
    DayPilotScheduler1.Resources.Add(r.ResourceName, r.ResourceId.ToString());
  }
}

Event Calendar CSS Themes

This project includes three event calendar CSS themes. You can create your own theme in the online DayPilot Theme Designer.

White CSS Theme

Event Calendar White CSS Theme

Green CSS Theme

Event Calendar Green CSS Theme

Transparent CSS Theme

Event Calendar Transparent CSS Theme

Scheduler CSS Themes

This project includes three scheduler CSS themes. You can create your own theme in the online DayPilot Theme Designer

White CSS Theme

Scheduler White CSS Theme

Green CSS Theme

Scheduler Green CSS Theme

Transparent CSS Theme

Scheduler Transparent CSS Theme

History

Feb 20, 2014: DayPilot Lite for ASP.NET WebForms 4.1 released: Built-in default CSS themes introduced 

See Also  

 

 

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Apache License, Version 2.0

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About the Author

Dan Letecky

Czech Republic Czech Republic
My open-source event calendar/scheduling AJAX controls:
 
DayPilot for JavaScript/HTML5/jQuery
DayPilot for ASP.NET
DayPilot for MVC
DayPilot for Java

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionGeting error in DayPilotDC declaration PinmemberMember 110605129-Sep-14 3:20 
QuestionEvent Description PinmemberJGeZau29-Jan-14 10:00 
AnswerRe: Event Description PinmemberDan Letecky3-Feb-14 11:03 
QuestionSort resources alphabetically PinmemberMember 103825351-Dec-13 21:05 
AnswerRe: Sort resources alphabetically PinmemberDan Letecky1-Dec-13 21:42 
GeneralRe: Sort resources alphabetically PinmemberMember 103825352-Dec-13 6:30 
QuestionAgenda view not working for me PinmemberMember 103825356-Nov-13 19:43 
I downloaded the demo and got it to compile and run. However, I can only add a task using the Overview screen. It does not work for me using the Default.aspx page.
 
Visual studio gives a JavaScript error: Unable to get property 'option's of undefined or null reference.
 
It is looking for an element with id="DropDownListResources" but it does not exist on my page.
 
Can you help and tell me what is wrong or what I am missing?
http://www.rebootcop.com/cartest
 
Thanks.
AnswerRe: Agenda view not working for me PinmemberDan Letecky6-Nov-13 21:20 
GeneralRe: Agenda view not working for me PinmemberMember 103825357-Nov-13 15:34 
QuestionIs it available for Visual Studio 2010 PinmemberMember 1033775215-Oct-13 12:06 
AnswerRe: Is it available for Visual Studio 2010 PinmemberDan Letecky16-Oct-13 4:01 
GeneralRe: Is it available for Visual Studio 2010 PinmemberMember 1033775217-Oct-13 10:18 
QuestionWhen is the Lite version coming?! PinmemberMacSpudster8-Oct-13 10:42 
AnswerRe: When is the Lite version coming?! PinmemberDan Letecky8-Oct-13 11:18 

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