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  • Calendar Questions

    My customer needs some calendar tools, so a couple of questions.

    What is the best way to do that?

    Alpha has the web2cal option. Is that still actively supported by Alpha? Does it work well with the current version of Alpha Anywhere?

    Jim Coltz has the Jquery calendar. I see it is still for sale on IADN. But it doesn't look like he has done any updates for a while. Is he still actively supporting it? Does it work well with the current version of Alpha Anywhere?

    Are they other options I can pursue?

    Any thoughts or advice you might would be welcome.


    Mike Reed
    Phoenix, AZ

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    • #3
      Re: Calendar Questions

      I had some issues with web2cal that prevented me from getting it to work - jims calendar on the other hand has been WELL WORTH IT. I have modded it heavily to apply 2 different calendar colors of choice per user and support through Jim has been outstanding. I have a multi-tenant application, so i needed to filter events in many different ways. As I said, I am very happy with it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or buy it again if necessary. It was fairly easy to implement, even at my skill level (not a code guy) and the instructions are written well enough to see how you can make various tweaks, when it came time to get under the hood and really tweak it, Jim was very thorough in helping me - even when it was clear it was actually my fault it wasn't working as expected.
      Also, to take it further, when there was an update in AS that broke the calendar Jim was very quick to put out an update to fix it.
      I think he could make an update to make it mobile friendly (not that it doesn't work in mobile) but my guess is it would probably require a complete overhaul and perhaps he just doesn't have the time to do it or perhaps AS has made so many great new controls he's waiting for the next official release to see where to go with it.
      All said - great guy - great product - highly recommend.
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      • #4
        Re: Calendar Questions

        Thank Charles and David for your comments.

        I'm looking at the DHTMLX site and at Jim's product. It would seem Jim's might be a bit easier to implement, but have to do a bit more research first.

        I have sent a couple of emails off to different folks at Alpha Software about whether or not the Web2Cal is still being actively supported and if so, what license would be adequate for use in a project. Haven't heard back from anyone yet.

        Does anyone else have any thoughts?
        Mike Reed
        Phoenix, AZ


        • #5
          Re: Calendar Questions

          Jim's Jquery Calendar does the trick. We have been using it for a few years now. We use various views: Calendar, Groups, by clinician, by patient. It is very flexible.
          Last edited by lvasic; 07-18-2017, 10:39 AM.


          • #6
            Re: Calendar Questions

            Jim Coltz Jquery calendar here.
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            • #7
              Re: Calendar Questions

              We use Jim's calendar it is great. We are styling (Building new CSS) for a customer who uses Web2Cal with no apparent problems.


              • #8
                Re: Calendar Questions

                We've been using web2cal for many years.


                • #9
                  Re: Calendar Questions

                  I've been working with the Alpha Calendar Control for the past few days... it's really excellent. I initially started to use the DHMTLX Calendar Control but found I could not disable days in the calendar with multiple ranges.

                  I switched to Alpha's Calendar Control and find it's great to work with.


                  • #10
                    Re: Calendar Questions

                    I have used Jim's calendar for years and it performs flawlessly.

                    Recently with the new Alpha updates and javascript error reporting, it 'seemed' that there may have been a possible conflict. It turns out that wasn't the case. But at the time I let Jim know and he responded within hours. So, yes Jim is still very much actively supporting his Calendar, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it at all. He's just that kind of guy. You won't get better service and you certainly can't beat the price!

                    Even if you have some trouble implementing his calendar, Jim will be there to help you.

                    For me, I'd give my money to the small guy. But that's just my 2 cents, for what it's worth.
                    Last edited by iRadiate; 08-25-2017, 10:06 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Calendar Questions

                      I have used Jim's calendar for years. I use it at least five different ways in the same program. It is well worth it.


                      • #12
                        Re: Calendar Questions

                        Same here.. Jim's Calendar with the added Schedule option gives a very powerful pivot view of Resource or Group by whatever you base the Resource Name or Group on decide. It's excellent.
                        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                        • #13
                          Re: Calendar Questions

                          Is there a way to hide certain buttons at the top of the calendar. For example, I would like ot hide the Date button. Does anyone know how to do that?
                          Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                          • #14
                            Re: Calendar Questions

                            Which Calendar control?


                            • #15
                              Re: Calendar Questions

                              Hi David,

                              I am using the calendar created by Jim Coltz - it really is awesome.

                              Would you know how to hide a button in that component?

                              Also, if possible, would love to see what you have done with alpha's calendar control ...
                              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.