Month View in WPF Scheduler (SfScheduler)

30 Aug 202124 minutes to read

The month view of the scheduler displays the days of a specific month and current month, by default initially. The current date color is differentiated from other dates of the current month.

Month agenda view

The scheduler month view displays a divided agenda view that is used to show the selected date’s appointments below the month. Show the agenda view by setting the ShowAgendaView property to true in the MonthViewSettings.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings ShowAgendaView="True"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.ShowAgendaView = true;

WPF Scheduler month view ShowAgendaView

NOTE

  • An agenda view displays text as No Selected Date until a date is selected.
  • If there is no appointment on a selected day, the agenda view displays the text as No Events.

Agenda view height

Customize the month agenda view height from the Scheduler by using the AgendaViewHeight property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the agenda view will occupy 30% of the Scheduler height.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings AppointmentDisplayMode="Indicator"
        ShowAgendaView="True"
        AgendaViewHeight="300"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.AppointmentDisplayMode = AppointmentDisplayMode.Indicator;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.ShowAgendaView = true;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.AgendaViewHeight = 300;

WPF Scheduler month view AgendaViewHeight

Appointment display mode

Handle the Scheduler month view appointment display by using the AppointmentDisplayMode property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the AppointmentDisplayMode is set to Appointment. By using the AppointmentDisplayMode, set the month view appointments display as follows.

  • None: Appointment will not be displayed.
  • Indicator: Appointment will be denoted as the circle.
  • Appointment: Appointment subject will be displayed in the month cell.
<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
       <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
            <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings AppointmentDisplayMode="Appointment"/>
       </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month; 
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.AppointmentDisplayMode = AppointmentDisplayMode.Appointment;

WPF Scheduler month view AppointmentDisplayMode

Appointment display count

Customize the number of appointments displayed in a month cell using the AppointmentDisplayCount property of a MonthViewSettings in the Scheduler. By default, the appointment display count is 3, and the month cell has more than 3 appointments, 3 appointments will be displayed and the remaining appointments in the month cell will be displayed as more appointments.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings AppointmentDisplayMode="Indicator"    
                                      AppointmentDisplayCount="4"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.AppointmentDisplayMode = AppointmentDisplayMode.Indicator;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.AppointmentDisplayCount = 4;

NOTE

  • By clicking more option, the scheduler navigates to the day view.
  • Appointment height will be changed based on the AppointmentDisplayCount property.

WPF Scheduler month view AppointmentDisplayCount

Month navigation direction

The month view of a Scheduler can be navigated in both horizontal and vertical directions. Change the direction of the navigation using the MonthNavigationDirection property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the month navigation direction is set to Horizontal.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings MonthNavigationDirection="Vertical"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
 </syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.MonthNavigationDirection = MonthNavigationDirection.Vertical;

WPF Scheduler month view MonthNavigationDirection

Date format

Customize the date format of the scheduler month view by using the DateFormat property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the month date format is d.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings DateFormat="dd"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.DateFormat = "dd";

WPF Scheduler month view DateFormat

View header

Customize the default appearance of view header in month view by setting ViewHeaderDayFormat, DateFormat ,ViewHeaderHeight and ViewHeaderTemplate of TimelineViewSettings.

View header text formatting

Customize the day format of the Scheduler view header by using the ViewHeaderDayFormat property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the month view header day format is ddd.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings ViewHeaderDayFormat="dddd"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.ViewHeaderDayFormat = "dddd";

WPF Scheduler month view ViewHeaderDayFormat

View header height

Customize the view header height by using the ViewHeaderHeight property of MonthViewSettings. By default, the ViewHeaderHeight is set to 50.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings ViewHeaderHeight="100"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.ViewHeaderHeight = 100;

WPF Scheduler month view ViewHeaderHeight

View header appearance customization

Customize the default appearance of the month view header by using the ViewHeaderTemplate property of MonthViewSettings.

<Window.Resources>
    <Style TargetType="syncfusion:ViewHeaderControl">
        <Setter Property="Background" Value="Blue"/>
    </Style>
</Window.Resources>
<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
            <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.ViewHeaderTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBlock FontFamily="Segoe UI"
                                FontSize="20"
                                FontStyle="Italic"
                                Foreground="Red"
                                Background="AntiqueWhite"
                                Text="{Binding DayText}"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.ViewHeaderTemplate>
        </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>

WPF Scheduler month view ViewHeadeTemplate

Leading and Trailing days visibility

Customize the leading and trailing days visibility of the scheduler month view by using the LeadingDaysVisibility and the TrailingDaysVisibility properties of MonthViewSettings. By default, the LeadingDaysVisibility and TrailingDaysVisibility are set to Visible.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings
         LeadingDaysVisibility="Collapsed"
         TrailingDaysVisibility="Collapsed"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.LeadingDaysVisibility = Visibility.Collapsed;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.TrailingDaysVisibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

WPF Scheduler month view Leading and Trailing Days Visibility

Blackout dates

Disable the interaction for certain dates in the scheduler month view by adding those specific dates to the BlackoutDates collection property of the SfScheduler. Using this, allocate or restrict specific dates for the predefined events.

this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.BlackoutDates = GetBlackoutDates();

private ObservableCollection<DateTime> GetBlackoutDates()
        {
            var blackoutDateCollection = new ObservableCollection<DateTime>()
            {
                DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(1),
                DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(2),
                DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(3),
                DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(4),
                DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(5)
            };
            return blackoutDateCollection;
        }

WPF Scheduler month view BlackoutDates

Customize blackout dates appearance

Customize the blacked out dates (trailing, leading, normal days, and current date) by using the setting style.

<Window.Resources>
    <Style TargetType="syncfusion:MonthCell">
        <Style.Triggers>
            <Trigger Property="DayType" Value="NormalDay, BlockOutDay">
                <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Black"/>
                <Setter Property="Background" Value="Gray"/>
            </Trigger>
            <Trigger Property="DayType" Value="LeadingDay, BlockoutDay">
                <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Black"/>
                <Setter Property="Background" Value="Green"/>
            </Trigger>
            <Trigger Property="DayType" Value="TrailingDay, BlockoutDay">
                <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Red"/>
                <Setter Property="Background" Value="Yellow"/>
            </Trigger>
            <Trigger Property="DayType" Value="Today, BlockoutDay">
                <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Red"/>
                <Setter Property="Background" Value="Green"/>
            </Trigger>
        </Style.Triggers>
    </Style>
</Window.Resources>

WPF Scheduler month view BlackoutDatesCustomization

Show week number

Display the week number of a year in the scheduler month view by setting the ShowWeekNumber property of MonthViewSettings to true. By default, it is set to false.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings ShowWeekNumber="True"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
this.Schedule.ViewType = SchedulerViewType.Month;
this.Schedule.MonthViewSettings.ShowWeekNumber = true;

WPF Scheduler month view ShowWeekNumber

Customize week number template

Customize the default appearance of a week number template in the month view by using the WeekNumberTemplate property of MonthViewSettings.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
                <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings ShowWeekNumber="True">
                    <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.WeekNumberTemplate>
                        <DataTemplate>
                             <Grid >
                                <Label  Foreground="Red"
                                        Content="{Binding}"
                                        VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                        HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
                            </Grid>
                        </DataTemplate>
                    </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.WeekNumberTemplate>
                </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>

WPF Scheduler month view WeekNumberTemplate

Customize month cell appearance

Using the DataTemplate

Customize the default appearance of the month cell by using the MonthCellTemplate property of MonthViewSettings.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month">
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
             <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.MonthCellTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <Border Background="BlueViolet">
                        <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center" Foreground="White" Text="{Binding DateTime.Day}"/>
                    </Border>
                </DataTemplate>
             </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.MonthCellTemplate>
        </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>

WPF Scheduler month view MonthCellTemplate

Using the DataTemplateSelector

Customize the default appearance of the month cell by using the MonthCellTemplateSelector property of MonthViewSettings.
The DataTemplateSelector can choose a DataTemplate at runtime based on the value of a data-bound to Scheduler month cell using the MonthCellTemplate. It allows to choose a different data template for each month’s cell, customizing the appearance of a particular month cell based on certain conditions.

<Window.Resources>
        <local:MonthCellTemplateSelector x:Key="monthCellTemplateSelector"/>
</Window.Resources>   
<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule" 
                        ViewType="Month"
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Appointments}">          
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings AppointmentDisplayMode="Indicator" 
                                      MonthCellTemplateSelector="{StaticResource monthCellTemplateSelector}">
        </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
public class MonthCellTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector
    {
        public MonthCellTemplateSelector()
        {
            var mainWindow = App.Current.MainWindow as Window;
            this.MonthAppointmentTemplate = mainWindow.Resources["monthAppointmentTemplate"] as DataTemplate;
            this.MonthCellDatesTemplate = mainWindow.Resources["monthCellTemplate"] as DataTemplate;
        }

        public DataTemplate MonthAppointmentTemplate { get; set; }
        public DataTemplate MonthCellDatesTemplate { get; set; }
        public override DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, DependencyObject container)
        {
            var appointments = item as List<ScheduleAppointment>;
            var cell = container as MonthCell;
            if (cell.DateTime.Date == DateTime.Now.Date)
                cell.Foreground = Brushes.Black;

            if (appointments == null || appointments.Count == 0)
            {
                cell.DataContext = cell;
                return MonthCellDatesTemplate;
            }
            else
            {
                MonthCellViewModel monthCellViewModel = new MonthCellViewModel();
                monthCellViewModel.Foreground = cell.Foreground;
                monthCellViewModel.DateText = cell.DateText;
                monthCellViewModel.MonthCellAppointments = appointments;
                cell.DataContext = monthCellViewModel;
                return MonthAppointmentTemplate;
            }
        }
    }

WPF Scheduler month view MonthCellTemplateSelector

Customize month view appointments

Using the DataTemplate

Customize the default appearance of the month cell appointment by using the AppointmentTemplate property of MonthViewSettings.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule" ViewType="Month" ItemsSource="{Binding Appointments}">
            <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
                <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
                    <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.AppointmentTemplate>
                        <DataTemplate>
                        <TextBlock 
                        Background="{Binding Data.BackgroundColor}"
                        Text="{Binding Data.EventName}" 
                        HorizontalAlignment="Stretch"
                        TextTrimming="CharacterEllipsis"
                        Foreground="{Binding Data.ForegroundColor}"        
                        TextWrapping="Wrap"
                        FontStyle="Italic" />
                        </DataTemplate>
                    </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.AppointmentTemplate>
                </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
            </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>

WPF Scheduler month view AppointmentTemplate

Using the DataTemplateSelector

Customize the default appearance of the month view appointments by using the AppointmentTemplateSelector property of MonthViewSettings.
The DataTemplateSelector can choose a DataTemplate at runtime based on the value of a data-bound to Scheduler month appointments using the AppointmentTemplate. It allows to choose a different data template for each month’s cell, customizing the appearance of a particular appointment based on certain conditions.

<Window.Resources>
    <local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector x:Key="appointmentTemplateSelector">
        <local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector.CurrentDayAppointmentTemplate>
             <DataTemplate>
                <Border>
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Subject}" 
                                FontStyle="Italic" 
                                Foreground="Red" 
                                TextWrapping="Wrap" 
                                TextTrimming="WordEllipsis"/>
                </Border>
            </DataTemplate>
        </local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector.CurrentDayAppointmentTemplate>
        <local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector.DefaultAppointmentTemplate>
            <DataTemplate>
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding Subject}"
                            TextWrapping="Wrap" 
                            TextTrimming="WordEllipsis"/>
            </DataTemplate>
        </local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector.DefaultAppointmentTemplate>
    </local:MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector>
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule"
                        ViewType="Month" >
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings AppointmentTemplateSelector="{StaticResource appointmentTemplateSelector}"/>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>
public class MonthViewAppointmentTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector
{
    public DataTemplate CurrentDayAppointmentTemplate { get; set; }
    public DataTemplate DefaultAppointmentTemplate { get; set; }

    public override DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, DependencyObject container)
    {
            var app = item as ScheduleAppointment;
            if (app.StartTime.Date == DateTime.Today.Date)
                return this.CurrentDayAppointmentTemplate;
            else
                return this.DefaultAppointmentTemplate;
    }
}

WPF Scheduler month view AppointmentTemplateSelector

Customize more appointments indicator in month cell

You can customize the default appearance of more appointments indicator in a month cell by using the MoreAppointmentsIndicatorTemplate property of the MonthViewSettings.

<syncfusion:SfScheduler x:Name="Schedule" ViewType="Month">
    <syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
        <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
            <syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.MoreAppointmentsIndicatorTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBlock Text = "{Binding StringFormat=+{0}}" Background = "#EAEAEA" Foreground = "Black" Padding="0,5,0,0">
                    </TextBlock>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings.MoreAppointmentsIndicatorTemplate>
         </syncfusion:MonthViewSettings>
    </syncfusion:SfScheduler.MonthViewSettings>
</syncfusion:SfScheduler>

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NOTE

You can refer to our WPF Scheduler feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WPF Scheduler example to knows how to schedule and manage appointments through an intuitive user interface, similar to the Outlook calendar.