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Calendar Control Recommendation?

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I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web
site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale")
in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users
would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event
within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates,
with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable users
to click on any event description to get more detailed information about the
event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however
I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing this
functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a jump
start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff
Nov 17 '05 #1
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The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use this
control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB and
populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web
site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale")
in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users
would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event
within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates,
with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable users to click on any event description to get more detailed information about the event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however
I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing this
functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a jump
start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff

Nov 17 '05 #2

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That's great!.. just the sort of thing I need. Did you use the calendar
control that ships with Visual Studio.NET 2003?

-Jeff

"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use this control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB and populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale") in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users
would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event
within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates, with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable

users
to click on any event description to get more detailed information about

the
event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing this
functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a jump start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff


Nov 17 '05 #3

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Yes, that's the "Web Form" (a.k.a. Server) Calendar control.
"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
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That's great!.. just the sort of thing I need. Did you use the calendar
control that ships with Visual Studio.NET 2003?

-Jeff

"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use

this
control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB

and
populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale") in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates, with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable

users
to click on any event description to get more detailed information about
the
event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing
this functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a

jump start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff



Nov 17 '05 #4

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Hi Scott,

I have always wondered how you get a page to open something like you have
when you click on a calendar link in ur site that brings up the info in
another window.. useing that http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx#
link for each one, how does this work? thanks for any info you can provide.
"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use this control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB and populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale") in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users
would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event
within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates, with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable

users
to click on any event description to get more detailed information about

the
event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing this
functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a jump start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff


Nov 17 '05 #5

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In my DayRender event for the calendar, when I write data into the
particular day, I include a traditional client-side JavaScript to perform
the window.open() JavaScript call. I then write the content from my
database (for that particular day) into the newly created window.

The actual text that appears in each day of the calendar is rendered inside
of a server side label. The code looks like this:
'Get the title text for the JS popup window ready
Dim PopUpWindowTitle As String = CurrentEventName 'This comes from the DB

Dim PopupLink As String = "javascript:PopUpWindow(" & Chr(34) &
PopUpWindowTitle & Chr(34) & ", " & Chr(34) & CurrentEventDetails & Chr(34)
& ", " & Chr(34) & CurrentEventContact & Chr(34) & ", " & Chr(34) &
CurrentEventContactEmail & Chr(34) & ")"

objLabel.Text += "<BR><A HREF='#' onClick='" & PopupLink & "'>" &
CurrentEventName & "</A><BR>"

This is just a snippet, but I hope it gives you an idea.

"Brian Henry" <NO************@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:u8*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Scott,

I have always wondered how you get a page to open something like you have
when you click on a calendar link in ur site that brings up the info in
another window.. useing that http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx#
link for each one, how does this work? thanks for any info you can provide.

"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use

this
control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB

and
populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an ASP.NET web site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring Sale") in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some dates, with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to enable

users
to click on any event description to get more detailed information about
the
event.

I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch, however I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing
this functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get a

jump start on this).

Thanks in advance...

Jeff



Nov 17 '05 #6

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thanks! that explains a lot :)
"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:up**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
In my DayRender event for the calendar, when I write data into the
particular day, I include a traditional client-side JavaScript to perform
the window.open() JavaScript call. I then write the content from my
database (for that particular day) into the newly created window.

The actual text that appears in each day of the calendar is rendered inside of a server side label. The code looks like this:
'Get the title text for the JS popup window ready
Dim PopUpWindowTitle As String = CurrentEventName 'This comes from the DB
Dim PopupLink As String = "javascript:PopUpWindow(" & Chr(34) &
PopUpWindowTitle & Chr(34) & ", " & Chr(34) & CurrentEventDetails & Chr(34) & ", " & Chr(34) & CurrentEventContact & Chr(34) & ", " & Chr(34) &
CurrentEventContactEmail & Chr(34) & ")"

objLabel.Text += "<BR><A HREF='#' onClick='" & PopupLink & "'>" &
CurrentEventName & "</A><BR>"

This is just a snippet, but I hope it gives you an idea.

"Brian Henry" <NO************@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:u8*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Scott,

I have always wondered how you get a page to open something like you have
when you click on a calendar link in ur site that brings up the info in
another window.. useing that http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx# link for each one, how does this work? thanks for any info you can

provide.


"Scott M." <s-***@badspamsnet.net> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The Web Form Calendar control should work very nicely for this. I use

this
control for my son's cub scout pack:
http://pack96.org/calendar/PackCalendar.aspx. I get the data from a DB
and
populate the calendar via its DayRender event.

"Jeff S" <Je***@asdf.net> wrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I would like recommendations for implementing a calendar in an
ASP.NET web
> site. My plan is to store date and event information (e.g,, "Spring

Sale")
> in a database, and when the page is requested, load the calendar. Users > would ideally view an entire month, and a short description of an event > within a specific date. More than one event will be listed for some

dates,
> with a brief description displayed in the calendar. I'd like to
enable users
> to click on any event description to get more detailed information

about the
> event.
>
> I can build this calendar and related functionality from scratch,

however
> I'd prefer to not reinvent. I'd like recommendations for providing this > functionality (3rd party controls, sample projects, anything to get

a jump
> start on this).
>
> Thanks in advance...
>
> Jeff
>
>



Nov 17 '05 #7

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