Calendar Plus Web Part 4.5 User’s Guide, Part 7: Introduction to View Settings

Calendar Plus Web Part 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.

To 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 7, we will introduce you to some
of the view settings available.

View Settings: Day and Work Week


In
the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings menu, click on Day and Work Week under
the heading View Settings.  From the
Day and Work Week menu, you can configure the following:

  • If
    you selected a Description column in your data source settings, set the Display
    Item Descriptions in Day and Work Week Views
    option to 'Yes' to have
    the item description displayed under the item in the Day and Work Week
    views only.
  • Select
    the days that are included in a Standard Work Week . This option
    shows only the days you select in the Work Week View. 
  • Select
    which day is the First Day of Week.
  • Define
    the default start time and end time for the Standard Work Time Interval
    for Working Days
    . The Web Part will show only the time between the
    start and end times for each day in the Day and Work Week views. If an
    item occurs before the start time or after the end time, it is
    hidden.

View
Settings: Quarter and Year


In
the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings
menu, click on Quarter and Year
under the heading View Settings.  From the Quarter
and Year
menu, you can configure the following:

  • Set
    the Quarter View Interval length as either 3 or 6 months.
  • Select
    the Quarter and Year View Starting Month. If you select the
    starting month to be January and your Quarter View Interval is 3 months,
    then you will see January, February and March as the default for the
    Quarter View. If you select Current Month and your Quarter View Interval
    is 3 months, the default view will show the current month and the
    next 2 months that follow the current month.  
  • Choose
    to Show color coding and icons in Quarter and Year views. By
    default, color coding and icons are not shown.

View
Settings: Gantt and Tasks


In
the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings
menu, click on Gantt and Tasks under
the heading View Settings.  From the Gantt
and Tasks
menu, you can configure the following:

  • Gantt View Display List/Library: Select a List or Library to show in
    the Gantt View (e.g., 'Calen Plus' list).
  • Gantt and Task View Item Limits: Show all items or limit the number of items per page.
  • Gantt View Settings: Select additional columns
    which you would
    like displayed in the Gantt view.
  • Column Width of Selected Columns: Set the width of each of the columns
    in the Selected Columns list box. Type in each width separated by a comma
    (75, 80, 100). Leave this field blank
    if you want to use default column widths for each additional column.
  • Define Item Sort Order: Select column(s) to sort. (i.e., First sort by the
    column: Start Time, and then
    sort by the column: All Day Events).
  • Progress Bar Settings: Select the % complete column to display
    a color-coded progress bar within the item interval bar in the Gantt View.
    Click Select Progress Bar Color to select a color.
  • Milestone Settings: Select a milestone and an image to
    display the milestone on the Gantt view.
  • Scale of Gantt View: Set the 'Start Date' and 'End Date' that is shown to the user by default
    when he/she clicks the Gantt button on the toolbar.

Click
Save & Close on the Calendar
Plus Web Part Settings window. Then click Apply,
and then OK on the Web Part Tool
Pane to view item on Calendar Plus.

View Settings: Holiday List


The
Holiday List view setting allows you
to show holidays in your calendar. Holidays are shown as the background color
of cells in all the toolbar views.

In
the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings
menu, click on Holiday List under
the heading View Settings.  To display holidays in the Day, Week, Work
Week, Moth, Quarter, and Year views, you will need to complete the following
steps:

Step 1
– Site URL Containing a SharePoint List or Library:

Enter a Site URL for the site that contains the
Holiday List or Library you want to show in the calendar, then click the
green arrow button. You can enter the entire path for the site URL
(http://server/site/) or a relative path (./Site/). The SharePoint List or
Library drop-down box in Step 2 is populated with the Lists and Libraries
available in the site. NOTE: It is recommended that you
use relative paths for site templates, and when multiple Alternative Access
Mappings are used. 

Step 2
– Select SharePoint List or Library:

Select a List or Library from the SharePoint List or
Library
drop-down box.  

Step 3
– Base Columns:

In the Item Display Column drop-down box, select a
column that contains the values you want displayed in the calendar. If you
selected to base the calendar on an Interval (Start to End) in the General
Settings, then you must enter date columns that represent a start and end
date
for the items in the calendar. If you based the calendar on a single
date, then you must choose just one date column. NOTE: To display
multiple columns, create a single string of multiple column values using a
Calculated Column. 

Step 4 – Color Identification:

Select a color for the Holiday List item in the calendar.

Step 5
– Holiday Text Wrap:

Select 'Yes' to allow text wrapping for the Holiday
item text displayed in the calendar, and then enter the maximum size (in
pixels) allowed for the length of the wrapped text. If enabled, this setting is
applied to all item cells in the calendar. 

Click
Save & Close on the Calendar
Plus Web Part Settings window. Then click Apply,
and then OK on the Web Part Tool
Pane to view item on Calendar Plus.

 

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