I have combined these two requests in a single ticket as I feel that they are closely linked, and the second does not make much sense without the first.
Stretch option for Gantt task visualisation
It would be very useful if the user could specify a 'stretch' option for the horizontal width of the Gantt which causes the task visualisation to fill all of the available space (by increasing the PixelLength). The Gantt chart looks very strange when a fixed PixelLength results in a large amount of empty space, particularly as most other containers can be resized. It can also be difficult to guarantee that the Gantt chart fills all available space when it is inside a resizable component.
Ability to move resize control when both sides are at their 'desired width'
Currently, the resize control which separates the column data on the left from the visualisation of the gantt tasks on the right cannot be moved when both sides have reached their 'desired width'. However, this is not intuitive as other types of Telerik controls (notably the GridView) allow the width of components to be increased or decreased by clicking and dragging left/right, even if an absolute width has been set in the XAML.
I recognise that these features may not be desirable for all users, so it would be helpful if these were features that could be toggled on/off.
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
I have recently been trying to implement a "split tasks" feature you would find in common Gantt packages, but Telerik doesn't support this out of the box. It would be great if this was supported, as modifying it ourselves comes with some level of risk, and may also be affected when we upgrade between versions.
The height of the GroupTickContainter, MajorTickContainter, MonorTickContainter cannot be changed at present.
You can find a runnable example showing how to populate the control from a database in the ConnectToDatabase SDK example - https://github.com/telerik/xaml-sdk/tree/master/GanttView/ConnectToDatabase.
Add the possibility of TimeRuler's TickIntervals to respect the CurrentUICulture's time format.
The scrollbars in RadGanttView are always visible for timeline part. They should be collapsed when the content of the timeline fits on the screen.
Make it possible to use a CollectionViewSource and its Filter etc. built-in features with the RadGanttView control's TasksSource.
Make it possible for the Timeruler of the control to be set to Auto size which would cause the control to fill the entire space in a specific container.
Add a mechanism to determine the position of the main resizer and one for setting it. This will allow the users of the control to persist its position and reload it later.
As a user of the control I want to be able to highlight grid and timeline rows in different colors, depending on the data inside the task so that the user can easily see tasks with special properties.
As a <role> I want <ability> so that <benefit>.
Allow the users of the control to specify different types of calendars for the tasks, the resources and the timeline of the GanttView like in MSProject.
Add ability to customize the event that triggers the editing in the GanttView like the EditTrigger property of the GridView. Currently an InlinedEdit command added to the GanttView control. This item is also related to this PITS item.