has long been an indispensable tool (and a bestseller), with which you can display events and tasks on a calendar from various data sources, such as SharePoint lists, List Rollup,
SQL databases, and BDC/BCS. With our latest release, Calendar
Plus Web Part 4.5, we’ve included a host of new features such as: Runtime
Filter View for multiple lists; more columns available to select for filtering;
the ability to sort in Gantt view; and the ability to dynamically filter
calendars using Web Part Connections and List Filter Web Part.
help celebrate the release of Calendar
Plus Web Part 4.5, we have put together a brand-new series that will walk
you through how to use the product’s newest and most popular features. Here in Part 1, we will introduce you to
Calendar Plus’ Preferences menu as well as some of the general settings
Preferences: General Settings
In the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings
menu, click on General Settings under the heading Preferences. In the General
Settings menu, you are able to define the general behavior of the Calendar
Plus Web Part by configuring these settings.
There are a number of different variables that you can configure from
a Calendar default view to be displayed when the user opens the
page. You can choose between the Year View, Month View, Week View, Work
Week View, Day View, or Task View.
- Display the
Color Legend on the bottom, left, or right of the Web Part.
the Toolbar in the Web Part. The toolbar makes Calendar
Views, creating new items, and printing available to end users. To
restrict users from accessing these features, you can hide the toolbar
altogether, or you can hide the individual features from the toolbar (see
next bulleted item).
Calendar Views to be shown on the Toolbar.
Select the Calendar views and features to show on the toolbar. By default,
all of the views and features are selected. To remove an item from the
toolbar, either clear the check box or select the item in the Selected
Display Modes list box, then click the < button. From the
Selected Display Modes list box, use the Up and Down buttons to change the
order in which the views are displayed on the toolbar.
the Maximum Number of Items Displayed in a cell in Month,
Quarter, and Year views. If the number of items is greater than the
maximum number allowed, a More link is displayed in the cell. When
the user clicks More, the Day view is displayed, showing all items.
the Disable Item Link in Calendar check box to restrict users from
clicking an item from the Calendar and editing it.
can set the Text Wrap and Height of the Display Text to show
multiple lines of text for the column you select as the Display Column
(which is configured in the Data Source Settings). If enabled, this
setting is applied to all item cells in the calendar.
the Web Part to automatically adjust the height and width to fit the
Web Part zone or specify a custom height and width. NOTE:
The minimum width is 750 and the minimum height is 100).
the Item Quick Actions you want to make available to your end
users. Select Quick Delete to allow users to delete the item from
the calendar by clicking a small X icon in the right corner of the item.
When this feature is enabled, the X icon only shows when you mouseover the item. Select Reoccurring Event Icon to show
an icon in the left corner of an item to indicate it is a reoccurring
whether to Base the Calendar on a Single Date or Interval.
Selecting Single Date changes the Data Source Settings so that you
can select only one date column. Selecting Interval (Start to End)
changes the Data Source Settings so that you can select a date column to
represent the Start Date and another date column to represent the End
Look and Feel
In the Calendar
Plus Web Part Settings menu, click on Look and Feel under the
heading Preferences. From the
Look and Feel screen, you
can configure the following:
the calendar style by selecting a default
calendar skin or customizing
the CSS. The look and feel of the Web Part can be further
customized by editing the custom CSS file in the setting pane. See Styling
the Web Part for more information.
- In the Draw Item Cell Borders
field, select Yes
to display calendar items in a box style with a border.
Select a language
In the Calendar
Plus Web Part Settings menu, click on Select a language under the
heading Preferences. Select the
language to be displayed in both the Settings screen and in the Web Part. Available languages include: Spanish,
Chinese, Russian, German, Japanese, Vietnamese, French, Italian, and Swedish.
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