This demo illustrates how to customize the scheduler to showcase it as an Airfare calendar depicting the lowest available price on each day of a month for a specific route, say between Barcelona and Los Angeles.
In this demo, Scheduler initially displays the fare of the airline service which offers lowest price on each day by comparing
between the 3 available airlines. Here, the 3 airline services acts as the Scheduler resources. Appointment collection
has been dynamically generated for a month (for all the 3 resources) within the
generateEvents method and then
filtered externally based on the ascending Fare value within the
filterByFare method. Since each day of the
Scheduler needs to display only a single appointment showing the fare value, therefore it's been queried to take only the
first 30 values from the sorted list and assigned it to the Schedule
dataSource. Here, the filtering process
needs to be carried out during the
databinding event and therefore, the dataSource of Scheduler is assigned
within this event.
Scheduler has been rendered in a readonly mode and therefore no editing actions are allowed here. To customize the look of
the appointments that displays the fare value,
template option within the
eventSettings is being used.
To highlight the day that holds the overall lowest price of a month, the background color of that day's cell is customized
dataBound event. Also, the tooltip has been enabled with
template option to display the
flight details in a customized style.