Thanks for using Syncfusion product.
Your requirement of getting the look and feel as like the application in the link provided by you in last update can be achieved by using SfSchedule control instead of Schedule control. Which supports the most of the requirements such as complete customization using custom templates and so on. For your reference we have shared the samples location of SfSchedule control and please try the samples of SfSchedule and let us if any concerns.
Please find the details of SfSchedule sample location and UG link shared below.
User Guide Link:
Regarding your Query “Is there a built in animation in the scheduler control when switching between scheduletype (day/week/month) or by navigating (forward/backward) on the scheduler”:
As of now we do not have any direct support of animation and transition in both SfSchedule and Schedule Control in Wpf. So we are working on your requirement of transition and animation support in Sample level using SfSchedule. We will update you the details within two business days (January 12, 2015).We appreciate your patience until then.
Regarding your Query how to make a custom styling of various parts of the control:
As of now most of the SfSchedule control element’s styles are easily customizable. Could please share the list of elements which you needs to apply the custom style, if possible please provide screenshot highlighting the elements. So that it will be helpful for us to share the details of that.
Regarding scrollbars Customization:
As of now we do not have any direct support to customize the default Template of ScrollViwer which is used in SfSchedule control.
Regarding appointments Customization:
By using the AppointmentTemplate property of SfSchedule the default appearance of appointments can be customized. For more details of SfSchedule appointment template customization please refer the User Guide Documentation link mentioned below.
UG for AppointmentTemplate Customization: http://help.syncfusion.com/ug/wpf//documents/appointmenttemplatec.htm
Please let us know if you have any concerns.
Thanks for your previous update.
Based on your requirement we have prepared a sample for animation when switching between ScheduleType (day/week/month) and also for navigating (forward/backward) on the SfSchedule and the same can be downloaded from below attachment.
In the attached sample we have implemented the animation for navigating (forward/backward) on the SfSchedule by using the Click event handler of Button which is used in HeaderTitleBarView control and also used the ScheduleTypeChanging event handler to implement the animation while switching the ScheduleType, by accessing the internal Child (ContentControl) of schedule using VisualTreeHelper.
Please let us know if you need any further assistance.