Our 2018 Volume 3 release included impressive Scheduler features such as timeline views, drag and drop, and resize support. In our new 2018 Volume 4 release, we are including a few more enhancements to cover other important Scheduler use cases.
Virtual loading for events and resources
In pursuit of better performance in the Scheduler when loading a large number of resources and events, we have added virtual scrolling support in the timeline view to load a large set of resources and events instantly as you scroll.
Scheduler with Virtual Loading
For now, the virtual loading support is available only for timeline views. In the future, we plan to port virtual loading to all other applicable Scheduler views.
External drag and drop
Previously, you could only drag and drop events within the Scheduler layout. With the new external drag-and-drop support, you can drag and drop events onto other external targets outside the Scheduler. In addition, you can also drag items from external sources and drop them onto the Scheduler.
Dragging and Dropping an Item from an External List
Blocking dates and time
There are scenarios where you may want to block specific time ranges or block a set of date series in the Scheduler. Doing so will prevent the creation of events in the cells underlying those blocked time ranges.
We provided this support in a very simple style that allows you to create even recurring blocks easily.
Blocked times in the Scheduler
Islamic calendar mode
You can now view the Scheduler dates in Islamic calendar mode (Hijri year), and display events based on those calendar date values. However, this feature does not yet support recurrence options, but we’re planning to add them in the next release.
Scheduler in Islamic Calendar Mode
Specific events in the Scheduler can now be defined and displayed as read-only. Only the event information is displayed in read-only events, and their CRUD actions are unavailable by default.
Read-Only events in Scheduler
Context menu integration
You can now integrate a context menu manually into the Scheduler component from the application end and make it open either on cells or events. We have provided few built-in Scheduler methods to be used from application end to handle those context menu actions.
You can also define custom menu items as needed.
Context Menu on Scheduler event
Drag and resize improvements
In addition to the default drag and resize actions in the Scheduler, we have included a few enhancements to improve user interaction:
- Auto-scrolling in the Scheduler view port when the drag or resize action on an event reaches either the top or bottom of the view.
- Automatic navigation to the next or previous date range views while dragging and holding an event either to the left or right edges of the Scheduler.
- Drag support for events on mobile devices. Tap and hold an event and then move it to a new time slot.
- Indicator for new events created after single-tapping cells in mobile mode.
New event Indicator in Mobile mode
Check out all our newly implemented features and, if you wish to send us feedback or would like to ask any questions regarding them, please feel free to post in the comments section below, or contact us through our support forum or Direct-Trac.