Ganttview add task

Posted by: jay on 6 October 2020, 10:36 am EST

  • Posted 6 October 2020, 10:36 am EST

    Adding tasks through code is no problem but what I would like to do is override the default add task, and add summary task functions/subs to add a task below the selected task (From toolbar and context menu). When going through a list I never keep adding above, it's always below. Because of the default behavior every time I add a task I have to select move down as well as out-dent which adds a lot of extra time to my day. Is there a built in way to do this? If not, how can I override it?

    Thanks,
    Jason
  • Replied 6 October 2020, 10:20 pm EST

    Hello Jason,

    In the latest build, it always add the task above the selected task. Could you please check with the latest version of the C1.
    http://prerelease.componentone.com/hotfixes/dotnet/C1WinForms-452_4.5.20202.451.zip

    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 7 October 2020, 2:48 am EST

    I think you misinterpreted what I meant. I would like all new tasks to add/insert below the currently selected item. Is there a way to override the default behavior?

    Thanks,
    Jason
  • Replied 7 October 2020, 7:11 pm EST

    Hello,

    Sorry to mention that there is no way to override the default behavior.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 8 October 2020, 3:07 am EST

    I think this is a massive over site and the ability to add an item above or below should be included. If this currently isn't possible please include it in a future version. As a result the default function for adding items is very inefficient and I could see it deterring people for using the control. When using MS project or any other project management software that uses a gantt chart layout you start at the top and work your way down. No one starts at the bottom and works their way up. Most of the time when you start a project you know a few tasks but certainly not all. Right now if I want to add to the bottom I have to add, then move the task. Not practical and I will definitely have difficulty getting users to buy in and use this. For now I will program my own button to perform the correct behavior but it's still not an ideal solution.
  • Replied 13 October 2020, 4:14 am EST

    Hello,

    Thanks for your feedback!
    I will forward your request to the development team (467034)and will inform you once I get any response from them.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 16 October 2020, 4:23 am EST

    Hello,

    As per the dev team that MS Project he mentioned is using exactly the same strategy to insert the new task from context menu. It is inserting the new task above the selected task, not below. And this is a common practice.

    If a you want to add a new task to the bottom the developer should just add enough empty rows at the bottom programmatically as it has done in MS Project by default. So the you would just fill the empty row.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
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