The appointment datawindow component is useful for any type of schedule related activity.
The appointment component has been designed to be efficient in the use of screen
space and the ease of mouse based data entry and manipulation. It is
similar to the planner component but presents the data in a vertical rather than
a horizontal axis
Business uses of the planner datawindow component include the following...
- Appointment Scheduling
- Dispatch Management
- Facilities Management
- Time Planning/Reporting
- Work Management
Appointment Component showing various colors
and overlapping appointments. Also shown are various columns widths which can be modified by the user with the mouse at runtime, as well as
the small markers that indicate there is additional information associated with the appointment.
Availability for each column can be shown by color. Also expected task lengths as well as time blocking can be set up as well.
In this case dark gray indicates not available. Alternating cells of white and light blue indicate the suggested length of task that can be applied.
The light yellow with a description indicates that these periods are blocked and no appointments can be set.
Groups of appointments
can be highlighted for any reason by modifying the border property. This screenshot also shows that the height of the cells can be modified programatically.
can then be sent to an Outlook calendar along with any associated data, in this case a meeting with Mrs. Jones.
The appointment bar designates start and end date/times. The bar has a user
defined background color and description. Each task may have an indicator
within it to display details associated to it.
Each task has an associated label that is displayed on the appointment.
Additional information can be view using drop down menus.
Data rendered on the planner component can automatically be fed into an