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 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, it's been queried to take only the first 30 values from the sorted list and assigned them to
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 within the
DataBound event. Also, the tooltip has been enabled with
Template option to display the flight details in a customized style.