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"Timeline" display for Access

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Hi!

I am currently writing an application allowing to plan events on a time
basis.

The ideal approach would be to show a "timeline" display, just like in a
video editing software, allowing to shift events around and thereby
intuitively discover overlaps or collisions.

Is there something of the shelf for this kind of task?

Thank you for your ideas.

Best regards,
Martin
Apr 27 '06 #1
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"Martin Schneider" <ma**************@illusion-factory.de> wrote in message
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Hi!

I am currently writing an application allowing to plan events on a time
basis.

The ideal approach would be to show a "timeline" display, just like in a
video editing software, allowing to shift events around and thereby
intuitively discover overlaps or collisions.

Is there something of the shelf for this kind of task?


MS Project should do the trick. Is this anything to do with Access?

Regards,
Keith.
Apr 27 '06 #2

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Keith Wilby schrieb:
Is there something of the shelf for this kind of task?


MS Project should do the trick. Is this anything to do with Access?


It's not about appointments, it is a display which is to show certain
messages at a given time.

Best regards,
Martin
Apr 27 '06 #3

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"Martin Schneider" <ma**************@illusion-factory.de> wrote in message
news:4b************@individual.net...
Hi!

I am currently writing an application allowing to plan events on a time
basis.

The ideal approach would be to show a "timeline" display, just like in a
video editing software, allowing to shift events around and thereby
intuitively discover overlaps or collisions.

Is there something of the shelf for this kind of task?

Thank you for your ideas.

Best regards,
Martin

There is nothing built-in and easy to use in Access for this. However, if
end-users have Access installed, they often have MS Outlook available which
does have pre-built calendar objects which may be of some use. You might
also use the MS charts library but this could involve lots of code, so
perhaps you could look at third-party controls which are specifically
designed to work as graphical display for calendar items.
A final thought is that if you only needed some basic functionality and
didn't want to use ActiveX controls, you could build something simply by
reading the data from the database and displaying shape objects on a form
(eg height or width of a box representing a period of time).

Apr 27 '06 #4

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Anthony England schrieb:
There is nothing built-in and easy to use in Access for this. However, if
end-users have Access installed, they often have MS Outlook available which
does have pre-built calendar objects which may be of some use. You might
also use the MS charts library but this could involve lots of code, so
perhaps you could look at third-party controls which are specifically
designed to work as graphical display for calendar items.
On a German newsgroup I was pointed to

http://www.hottools.de/d/produkte/schedule.html

(which is a little expensive for my purpose, but I'll look into it.
A final thought is that if you only needed some basic functionality and
didn't want to use ActiveX controls, you could build something simply by
reading the data from the database and displaying shape objects on a form
(eg height or width of a box representing a period of time).


My idea was to create the minimum of interactivity (allowing to push the
boxes around), don't know if this is possible without much effort.

Thanks for your hints!

Best regards,
Martin
Apr 27 '06 #5

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