HTML5 based Gantt Charts in SharePoint® Web Parts

What do you do if you want to develop a custom Web parts for SharePoint 2010, 2007 or 2003, assuming that you are targeting modern browsers that can render HTML5 inline SVG? One solution would be to use DlhSoft Gantt Chart Hyper Library that includes client side Gantt Chart and other controls for HTML5 and JavaScript®. But how do you pass data from server and backward?

An easier approach would be to use DlhSoft Gantt Chart Web Library which includes the client side components encapsulated by ASP .NET Web controls, supporting both initialization and post back data change handling for you. This is great if you are a SharePoint® 2010 developer. But as the included ASP .NET components require .NET 4, while SharePoint® 2007 supports .NET 3.5 only, and even older SharePoint® 2003 was originally built on .NET 2.0, what do you need to do in these cases?

Until today there was no middle solution. But we have managed to prepare a small and easy to install Gantt Chart Web Library rebuild pack for .NET 2.0 (and .NET 3.5) for this purpose. Although it doesn’t include the advanced features of the components, but only a basic subset, loading and presenting Gantt Chart data and getting changes back to the server is kept at the same level of easiness as in our standard ASP .NET 4 build. Therefore, if you’re a SharePoint® developer that requires previous .NET platform versions due to legacy system constraints, this is exactly what you need. Enjoy!


About DlhSoft Team

DlhSoft is a software development company focused on building high quality and innovative solutions using state-of-the-art technologies for customers worldwide. Our activity includes designing and developing general purpose software applications, components and tools, and customized software solutions upon request. DlhSoft team is highly experienced and fully dedicated to software development. Additionally, one of the most important things we rely on is the continuous communication with the customer.
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