Salesforce Calendar Component - SFC

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Aslam - The Alexendra
Hi All,
Recently I had a requirement where a client wanted to show complete year calendar on page with following requirements.

1) We can pass any year to calendar and it must print the complete year (12 month) calendar
2) It must have provision to highlight the holidays
3) It must be printed or saved or emailed as PDF also

To achieve it, i first find the jQuery UI DatePicker best fit. But there is a issue with this approach. JS does not work properly when we do RenderAs pdf in vf pages. So, this approach will not work.
Then finally I come up with my own solution by making native salesforce approach -  SFC Component. Feature for this are as below:

1) We can pass the component year and month
2) We can pass the component holidays list as well


Here is the syntax how you can use this:

<c:SFC_MonthComponent month="7" year="2013"/>

Above syntax will print July, 2013 calendar

<c:SFC_MonthComponent month="7" year="2013" holidays="25,30"/>

Above syntax will print July, 2013 calendar. In addition it will also highlight the 25th and 30th of the month as holidays

You can download the code from here:
http://www.aslambari.com/salesforce_calendar.html

You can see the working demo here
http://labsprojects-developer-edition.ap1.force.com/FullYearCalendar?year=2013

You can change the year parameter from url to see the calendar for different years on the above demo. For demo purpose i have highlighted few dates as holidays (orange color).

In the code, i have used some styles for printing calendar like holidays highlight. You can simply change those style to match up your theme.


The above code is for version 1. As this is native vf/apex, you can simply use "renderAs=pdf" to get the output in PDF format.

In next version , here is my plan to enhance it with following features.

1) Different preset of themes for styling the calendar component
2) Give Event feature for clicking on any date. You can do different operations on that click of any date

As always, your suggestions are welcome to enhance this tool


Thanks
Aslam Bari

10 comments:

Abdul Vahid said...

Good One Again :)

~ t ~ said...

Nice !!

Rajendra Rathore said...

Good and very Useful.
Rajendra rathore

yoafzal said...

I like it

yoafzal said...

I was just going through the code and was trying to find from where are you are calling the method getPrintCalendar()?

I couldn't find any reference.

Cheers,
Afzal

Aslam - The Alexendra said...

Hi Yoafzal,
In salesforce pages, if you do like this

{!myMethod}

It will call internally getMyMethod() from class automatically.

Check in component , i have used {!printCalendar}

yoafzal said...

Oh yes, I guess I over looked it.

Cheers,
Afzal

Anonymous said...

Hi ,

Nice work.

One thing you can do is onclick of any date you have to show some object records lets say opportunities..

Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Hi, sir
I am ramesh I was try to execute these but it through error

" System.NullPointerException: Argument 1 cannot be null

Class.SFC_MonthController.getPrintCalendar: line 18, column 1"

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