jMonthCalendar: Minor Release 1.2.012 Feb 2009
Wow, let me first start by saying it has been too long since I posted any updates on jMonthCalendar. I hope that the new release of jMonthCalendar 1.2.0 excites you as much as it does me. 1.2.0 sets the stage for some pretty cool stuff. Continue reading to see a short list of the new features and where this project is going next.
On the short list of new features there is:
- Today Link (navigate back to today's date)
- Year navigation, jump to '10 or back to '08 in the active month
- Ability to click a day cell or day link and fire your own custom logic (i.e. add event on that day)
- JSON date parsing, parse what some from that event object if the calendar is un-aware.
- Fixed in-line sizing, configurable by options construct
- Deprecating Date property, replaced by StartDate
- Added EndDate property to event object
While not all of all of them seem flashy, the last three or four points make the calendar that much closer to having multi-day events and event overflow support.
I am happy to report that I am currently using the calendar on an ASP.Net MVC site on my development machine. I hope to have a new calendaring system ready soon. This should concern you only because when I find issues while developing and using it, I fix them and everyone benefits. In more detail my calendar does a JSON GetData call to a controller actions, which executes and returns JSON formatted events. I am using James Newton-King's JSON.Net library to map and serialize my C# objects. I use the attributes on my properties to rename or exclude them from serialization. Very nice library and commend James for the work.