Approved
Last Updated: 03 Apr 2019 13:36 by ADMIN
ADMIN
Vladi
Created on: 18 Jun 2015 07:56
Category: GanttView
Type: Feature Request
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GanttView: Add export/import functionality to the control using RadSpreadProcessing, RadPdfProcessing and RadWordsProcessing
It would be useful if the control takes advantage of the RadSpreadProcessing, RadPdfProcessing and RadWordsProcessing. This will allow developers to easily export the control's contents to the desired format. Currently it is possible to export the control's content as images. 

More details about the available RadGanttView exporting could be found here: 
- For WPF - http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/wpf/controls/radganttview/features/exportingsupport
- For Silverlight - http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/silverlight/controls/radganttview/features/exportingsupport
6 comments
ADMIN
Kalin
Posted on: 03 Apr 2019 13:36
Hi Chris,

Thanks for your feedback. We are looking forward for the sample project demonstrating the custom implementation in the support ticket. After we check it on our side - we will see what can be improved in order to make the desired scenario easily achievable.

Hope this will help.

Regards,
Kalin
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Chris
Posted on: 28 Mar 2019 13:01

Kalin -

So yes, I was able to achieve what I needed, albeit it was not real clear and took a lot of trial and error.  So it probably doesn't apply to this particular feature, but I found the manner in which I had to access the GanttView TimeLine's properties (VisibleGroupRangeState and VisibleTimeRangeState) a bit cumbersome.  I could be wrong but it appeared that the only way I could access those properties is when I was populating the chart...not afterwards (which to me would have been far more convenient.

Also, the built-in exporting of the RadGanttView is really "plain".  Giving the user the ability to inject the screenshots into a custom report would be extremely helpful I believe.  That was my situation...I had a report design based on customer requirements, that I had to insert screenshots of the ganttview into to get the desired report.

Hope this helps.

ADMIN
Kalin
Posted on: 28 Mar 2019 11:08
Hello Chris,

Thanks for the feedback. I reviewed your recent tickets and looks like you have managed to achieve almost all of the described here with a customizations and using the current export options. Can you please confirm is that so and let me know what have left - what else you need to achieve but the current export behavior is not supporting out of the box? Knowing that we could help with the implementation and/or log feature request for the missing functionality of the current export behavior.

Regards,
Kalin
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Chris
Posted on: 21 Mar 2019 15:08

Hi Stefan -

Although the RadGanttView does provide a way to generate a paginated report, it does not allow customization that I can see.  So for example, our customer requires a customized report with particular customized information in the headers and footers of the report.  They also want to be able to control the visible time for each page of the report (i.e., want to show 4-hour blocks on a page).  And finally, they want to be able to keep the header (times) and left-most column, on each page of the report.  This way they can more easily track where they are in the report and who they are looking at instead of taping everything together in one large collage.  Hope this helps.

ADMIN
Stefan
Posted on: 15 Mar 2019 14:25
Hey Chris,

Thank you for your input on this inquiry. 

It will be really useful if you please share what is your customer approved format precisely, as this will help us better prioritize i.e. what data you want to export from the control and in what format. Also it will be useful to learn why there is a demand for such exporting functionality by your customers and what are they planning to do with the exported data. This information can help us find other applicable solutions.

Regards,
Stefan
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Chris
Posted on: 11 Mar 2019 16:04
Is there any way that this feature request can be expedited into development?  We are currently at an impasse in getting our GanttView visualizations exported into a format the customer approves of and it's put us in quite a bind.  As such, we are on the verge of moving away from Telerik binaries to another 3rd-party that does support the formats we desire (i.e., SyncFusion).  Please advise at your soonest.  Thanks.