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Anyone know of a good .Net resource scheduling/calendaring framework?

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I need to build a scheduling program. It will need to schedule a chain of resources. I'm wondering if anyone is aware of an existing framework that might help me to code this application.

The application I will be building will use C# and have a WinForms front end.

The application I need to build is used to schedule multiple resources for an office. The office performs product testing. When a test subject comes in they will follow one of a number test of test procedures. In test 1 they will need device A for 30 minutes, then device B for 15 minutes. In test 2 they will need device C for 45 minutes, then device B for 30 minutes.

I need to develop the system so that it automatically devises an optimal schedule for the test subject, and testing devices. I've found some good calendering form controls that will display a schedule. But one thing these seem to be missing is the ability to force items to not be double booked at the same time (I need to be able to enforce various other scheduling rules) or the ability to easily find the free time for a device. Furthermore, I need to devise the schedule independent of the UI.

I'm not necessarily looking for a framework that develops and optimal schedule. But I was hoping to at least find something that helps represent in code calendering resources and a schedule.

I'll be happy to clarify more about what I need. Hopefully someone has some experience with the task I'm trying to automate and might be able to help me get started.

Thanks
Mar 28 '08 #1
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There is a very good .NET scheduling package called JAMS that supports resource-based scheduling. I believe the site is www.jams-scheduler.com. Hope this helps.




I need to build a scheduling program. It will need to schedule a chain of resources. I'm wondering if anyone is aware of an existing framework that might help me to code this application.

The application I will be building will use C# and have a WinForms front end.

The application I need to build is used to schedule multiple resources for an office. The office performs product testing. When a test subject comes in they will follow one of a number test of test procedures. In test 1 they will need device A for 30 minutes, then device B for 15 minutes. In test 2 they will need device C for 45 minutes, then device B for 30 minutes.

I need to develop the system so that it automatically devises an optimal schedule for the test subject, and testing devices. I've found some good calendering form controls that will display a schedule. But one thing these seem to be missing is the ability to force items to not be double booked at the same time (I need to be able to enforce various other scheduling rules) or the ability to easily find the free time for a device. Furthermore, I need to devise the schedule independent of the UI.

I'm not necessarily looking for a framework that develops and optimal schedule. But I was hoping to at least find something that helps represent in code calendering resources and a schedule.

I'll be happy to clarify more about what I need. Hopefully someone has some experience with the task I'm trying to automate and might be able to help me get started.

Thanks
Mar 28 '08 #2

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