Getting Started with UWP Scheduler (SfSchedule)

26 Feb 202323 minutes to read

This section provides you an overview for working with SfSchedule for UWP and also provides a walk through to configure SfSchedule control in real time scenario.

Assembly Configuration

SfSchedule can be included in your UWP project in two ways,

Assembly Reference

You can download our UWP components directly from our website, refer here for assistance.

Once the assemblies have been downloaded and explored, you can find all the required assemblies in the installation folders location.

The following list of assemblies need to be added as reference from the installed folder to use SfSchedule in your application.

Project Required assembly
UWP Syncfusion.SfSchedule.UWP

NuGet Configuration

Alternatively you can refer SfSchedule in your application by configuring NuGet packages.

Create a simple application with SfSchedule

This section explains how to create a simple application using SfSchedule control.This is how the final output will look like on UWP Desktop devices.

UWP Schedule

You can download the entire source code of this demo for UWP from
here ScheduleGettingStarted

This section provides a walks through to create MeetingRoomScheduler using our Schedule control.

Creating a new project

Create a new Blank App (Universal Windows) application in Visual Studio.

Add the required assembly references to the project as discussed in the Assembly Configuration section.

Import SfSchedule control namespace Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Schedule.

Adding SfSchedule to the project

<Page x:Class="GettingStarted.MainPage" 
    <syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" /> 
using Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Schedule; 
    namespace GettingStarted_ScheduleUWP 
        public sealed partial class MainPage : Page 
            SfSchedule schedule; 
            public MainPage() 
                //Creating new instance for SfSchedule    
                schedule = new SfSchedule(); 
                this.Content = schedule; 

Changing Schedule Views

SfSchedule control provides different types of views to display dates and it can be assigned to the control by using SfSchedule.ScheduleType property. By default the control is assigned with DayView. Current date will be displayed initially for all the Schedule views.

Schedule control will be rendered with Sunday as the first day of the week, but you can customize to any day by using SfSchedule.FirstDayOfWeek property of SfSchedule.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule"  FirstDayOfWeek="Tuesday" />
//setting first day of the week     
    schedule.FirstDayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Tuesday;

FirstDayOfWeek in UWP Schedule

Day View

DayView is used to display a single day, current day will be visible by default. Appointments on a specific day will be arranged in respective timeslots based on its duration.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule"  ScheduleType="Day" />
schedule.ScheduleType = ScheduleType.Day;

Day view in UWP Schedule

Week View

WeekView is to view all days of a particular week. Appointments will be arranged based on the dates on the week in respective timeslots.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" ScheduleType="Week" />
schedule.ScheduleType = ScheduleType.Week;

Week view in UWP Schedule

Work Week View

WorkWeekView is to view only working days of a particular week. By default, Saturday and Sunday are the non-working days. You can be customize it with any days of a Week. Appointments arranged in timeslots based on its duration with respective day of the week.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" ScheduleType="WorkWeek" />
schedule.ScheduleType = ScheduleType.WorkWeek;

Notes: Appointments in non-working days will not be displayed.

Work week view in UWP Schedule

Month View

MonthView in Schedule control is to view entire dates of a particular month.Appointments arranged in timeslots based on its duration with respective day of the month.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" ScheduleType="Month" />
schedule.ScheduleType = ScheduleType.Month;

Month view in UWP Schedule

TimeLine View

TimeLineView is used to displays complete TimeLine in selected day, the default visible day of Schedule will be current day. Appointments are added in particular timeslot based on its timeline.

<syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" ScheduleType="TimeLine" />
schedule.ScheduleType = ScheduleType.TimeLine;

Timeline view in UWP Schedule

Binding data to SfSchedule control

Schedule control has a built-in capability to handle the appointment arrangement internally based on the ScheduleAppointment collections. You need to assign the created collection to the SfSchedule.Appointments property of SfSchedule.

Adding Appointments

ScheduleAppointment is a class, which holds the details about the appointment to be rendered in schedule. It has some basic properties such as ScheduleAppointment.StartTime, ScheduleAppointment.EndTime, ScheduleAppointment.Subject and some additional information about the appointment can be added using ScheduleAppointment.AppointmentBackground, ScheduleAppointment.Notes, ScheduleAppointment.Location, ScheduleAppointment.AllDay, ScheduleAppointment.IsRecursive properties.

  • C#
  • ScheduleAppointmentCollection appointmentCollection = new ScheduleAppointmentCollection(); 
        //Creating new event    
        ScheduleAppointment clientMeeting = new ScheduleAppointment(); 
        DateTime currentDate = DateTime.Now; 
        DateTime startTime = new DateTime(currentDate.Year, currentDate.Month, currentDate.Day, 10, 0, 0); 
        DateTime endTime = new DateTime(currentDate.Year, currentDate.Month, currentDate.Day, 12, 0, 0); 
        clientMeeting.StartTime = startTime; 
        clientMeeting.EndTime = endTime; 
        clientMeeting.AppointmentBackground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green); 
        clientMeeting.Subject = "ClientMeeting"; 
        schedule.Appointments = appointmentCollection;

    Adding Custom Appointments

    You can also map custom appointments data to our schedule.

    Notes: CustomAppointment class should contain two DateTime fields and a string field as mandatory.

    Here steps to render MeetingRoomScheduler using SfSchedule control with respective custom data properties created in a class Meeting.

    Creating custom class for appointments

    You can create a custom class Meeting with mandatory fields “From”, “To” and “EventName”.

  • C#
  • /// <summary>    
        /// Represents custom data properties.    
        /// </summary>    
        public class Meeting 
            public string EventName { get; set; } 
            public string Organizer { get; set; } 
            public string ContactID { get; set; } 
            public int Capacity { get; set; } 
            public DateTime From { get; set; } 
            public DateTime To { get; set; } 
            public Brush color { get; set; } 

    Notes: You can inherit this class from INotifyPropertyChanged for dynamic changes in custom data.

    Mapping custom class

    You can map those properties of Meeting class with our schedule control by using ScheduleAppointmentMapping.

    <syncfusion:SfSchedule x:Name="schedule" ScheduleType="Week">
                    SubjectMapping="EventName" />
    ScheduleAppointmentMapping dataMapping = new ScheduleAppointmentMapping();
        dataMapping.SubjectMapping = "EventName"; 
        dataMapping.StartTimeMapping = "From"; 
        dataMapping.EndTimeMapping = "To"; 
        dataMapping.AppointmentBackgroundMapping = "color"; 
        schedule.AppointmentMapping = dataMapping;

    Creating view model

    You can schedule meetings for a particular day by setting From and To of Meeting class.Also you can change subject and color of appointment using EventName and color of Meeting class. In a separate ViewModel class you can describe the collection of custom appointments.

  • C#
  • /// <summary>    
        /// Represents collection of appointments.    
        /// </summary>  
        public class ScheduleViewModel 
            public ObservableCollection<Meeting> Meetings { get; set; } 
            private List<Point> randomTimeCollection; 
            List<string> eventNameCollection; 
            List<Brush> colorCollection; 
            public ScheduleViewModel() 
                Meetings = new ObservableCollection<Meeting>(); 
            private void BookingAppointments() 
                Random randomTime = new Random(); 
                randomTimeCollection = GettingTimeRanges(); 
                DateTime date; 
                DateTime DateFrom = DateTime.Now.AddMonths(-1); 
                DateTime DateTo = DateTime.Now.AddMonths(1); 
                DateTime dateRangeStart = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-3); 
                DateTime dateRangeEnd = DateTime.Now.AddDays(3); 
                for (date = DateFrom; date < DateTo; date = date.AddDays(1)) 
                    if ((DateTime.Compare(date, dateRangeStart) > 0) && (DateTime.Compare(date, dateRangeEnd) < 0)) 
                        for (int AdditionalAppointmentIndex = 0; AdditionalAppointmentIndex < 3; AdditionalAppointmentIndex++) 
                            Meeting meeting = new Meeting(); 
                            int hour = (randomTime.Next((int)randomTimeCollection[AdditionalAppointmentIndex].X, (int)randomTimeCollection[AdditionalAppointmentIndex].Y)); 
                            meeting.From = new DateTime(date.Year, date.Month, date.Day, hour, 0, 0); 
                            meeting.To = (meeting.From.AddHours(1)); 
                            meeting.EventName = eventNameCollection[randomTime.Next(9)]; 
                            meeting.color = colorCollection[randomTime.Next(9)]; 
                        Meeting meeting = new Meeting(); 
                        meeting.From = new DateTime(date.Year, date.Month, date.Day, randomTime.Next(9, 11), 0, 0); 
                        meeting.To = (meeting.From.AddHours(1)); 
                        meeting.EventName = eventNameCollection[randomTime.Next(9)]; 
                        meeting.color = colorCollection[randomTime.Next(9)]; 
            /// <summary>   
            /// Creates event names collection.   
            /// </summary>   
            private void CreateEventNameCollection() 
                eventNameCollection = new List<string>(); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("General Meeting"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Plan Execution"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Project Plan"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Performance Check"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Yoga Therapy"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Plan Execution"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Project Plan"); 
                eventNameCollection.Add("Performance Check"); 
            /// <summary>   
            /// Creates color collection.   
            /// </summary>   
            private void CreateColorCollection() 
                colorCollection = new List<Brush>(); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0XFF, 0X11, 0X7E, 0XB4))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0XFF, 0XB4, 0X11, 0X2E))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0XFF, 0XC4, 0X43, 0X43))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xA2, 0xC1, 0x39))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xD8, 0x00, 0x73))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0x1B, 0xA1, 0xE2))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xE6, 0x71, 0xB8))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xF0, 0x96, 0x09))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0x33, 0x99, 0x33))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0x00, 0xAB, 0xA9))); 
                colorCollection.Add(new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xE6, 0x71, 0xB8))); 
            /// <summary> 
            /// Gets the time ranges. 
            /// </summary> 
            private List<Point> GettingTimeRanges() 
                randomTimeCollection = new List<Point>(); 
                randomTimeCollection.Add(new Point(9, 11)); 
                randomTimeCollection.Add(new Point(12, 14)); 
                randomTimeCollection.Add(new Point(15, 17)); 
                return randomTimeCollection; 

    Setting data source for SfSchedule

    Assign those appointments collection Meetings to the SfSchedule.ItemsSource property.

  • C#
  • ScheduleViewModel viewModel = new ScheduleViewModel(); 
        schedule.ItemsSource = viewModel.Meetings;

    Setting data source in UWP Schedule

    Dispose SfSchedule

    You can release the allocated resources of Schedule by calling the Dispose method. You can handle the memory leak issue by calling the Dispose method while unloading the Schedule.

  • C#
  • private void Schedule_Unloaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        (sender as SfSchedule).Dispose();