Aligning GanttChartDataGrid cell content, even when exporting or printing

With the recently released Gantt Chart Light Library build (revision you can now align grid cells and have the exported image or printed document follow your setting. To have output text right aligned, for example, just ensure you use DataGridTemplateColumn with ContentControl element inside its CellTemplate, having HorizontalAlignment property set to Right:

<DataGridTemplateColumn Header="Description">
            <ContentControl Content="{Binding Tag.Description}" Padding="4"
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PHP integration sample for our JavaScript based Gantt Chart

We’ve added a new sample app showing the basics on how one can use the JavaScript GanttChartView component from Gantt Chart Hyper Library in PHP. See its full source code on GitHub.

Basically, we’ve simulated having some timeline objects (task items) read from a database on the server side and generated client side code to load and display them with an interactive Gantt Chart. Then we are recording client changes into a hidden form field and upon a post back operation we simulate propagating updated values to the database, while the user interface items get reinitialized with the changes applied as well.

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New JavaScript, TypeScript and Angular demos, and 30% discount for all licenses until August 31

If you want a HTML5 based Gantt or Schedule Chart you may haven’t noticed that in the last few months we added a complete suite of demo applications (adding multiple style themes as well) on our Web site, showing exactly what features the components have and how you can turn them on, using pure JavaScript, TypeScript language or AngularJS framework. Feel free to browse them all and let us know if you think there is anything missing or we can do something better for you regarding integrating our components into your apps.

Also note that the online product documentation has recently been updated and it’s not using better styles and more code snippets. And this is for other products too, just check Documentation links from our product pages.

You can also find a new hierarchical data WPF component available with the latest build of DlhSoft Hierarchical Data Light Library: OrganizationalChartView.

Separately, we have more good news again: until August 31, all our license prices receive unconditional 30% discount!

If you have any questions or need help for integrating our components into your application, don’t hesitate to contact DlhSoft Support – it’s 100% free and unlimited, even before purchasing a license!

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Organizational Chart for WPF

If you looked at our Hierarchical Data Light Library before you noticed that it included a DataTreeGrid WPF control that combines DataGrid and TreeView built-in components of .NET Framework. Moreover, the data hierarchy doesn’t require you to define a tree of objects nor complex HierarchicalDataTemplate instances, but instead we support a simple Indentation property on item level to indicate the hierarchical structure of your data, and the component does the magic of interpreting it behind the scenes.

The same happens now with the brand new WPF 4.5 based OrganizationalChartView component: simply define your data as a flat item collection with indentation values, and we’ll create a tree-view like container displaying the nodes and allowing the end user to select, or expand and collapse them with simple mouse clicks or taps!


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Schedule Chart in LightSwitch desktop apps

There is no LightSwitch extension for ScheduleChartDataGrid component from Gantt Chart Light Library (as there is one for GanttChartDataGrid), but you can use the Silverlight component directly in LightSwitch by just writing some custom code to link it properly.

We’ve prepared a small sample application showing how one can set up ScheduleChartDataGrid component as Custom Control in a LightSwitch screen, binding to entities organized as resources (to be displayed as rows) and tasks (to be displayed as assignment bars in the Gantt Chart area).

Download it now: it includes full C# source code packaged as a Visual Studio 2013 LightSwitch desktop solution that you may adapt to your own needs.

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Office 365 Planner integration

Microsoft prepared a new Office 365 tool: Planner. Do you consider integrating it into your apps? If yes, how can DlhSoft help you the best? Maybe presenting Planner data with a DlhSoft Gantt Chart component?

Please respond to a very short survey (1 question only!) that will help us understand your future plans regarding this, and guide our next actions on component development side. Thank you in advance!

Update: We’ve also prepared a beta app to display Planner projects and tasks using a Gantt Chart. Check it out!

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New Demos for JavaScript Gantt Charts

We have recently added a new feature to our Web site, available at this time for Gantt Chart Hyper Library (that includes Gantt Chart components for JavaScript, TypeScript and AngularJS): a completely redesigned Demos app with a new layout allowing developers to easily select a technology, component, and feature they want presented, running the sample app inline and offering source code both to be viewed online and to be downloaded as a full .zip archive.

Each sample app supports a suite of themes that we have made available for developers as well, with full source code, using separate themes and templates script files that configure the components as needed – use them whenever you want!

Of course, we will develop and add even more samples in the same fashion there, as soon as possible!

GCHL Demos

GCHL Demos 2

And related to this, note that our Get Started documentation guides have also been redesigned for most DlhSoft products. Enjoy!

GCHL Documentation

GCHL Reference

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