The Gantt control is a Microsoft Project-like viewer and editor control that is used to schedule and manage projects. Its intuitive user interface, comprising table and chart views, lets you visually manage tasks, task relationships, and resources.
Column chooser allows users to show/hide columns at run time.
Tasks can be sorted based on any field. It is also possible to perform multicolumn sorting by selecting the desired column headers while holding the Ctrl key.
We can specify relationships between different tasks and this information is then used to determine the order in which the tasks need to be performed. This task relationship in Gantt control can be categorized into the following four types:
Strip lines can be used to highlight important days in a project.
Holidays denote the nonworking days.
Baselines are used to compare the current progress of a task with the original planned progress.
Resources are represented by staff, equipment, materials, etc. In the Gantt control, we can show/allocate the resources for each task.
Tasks can be edited through the grid or chart views as well as through the editor dialogs. The following editing options are available:
Toolbar contains options for editing, searching, expanding, collapsing, indenting, outdenting, and deleting the selected tasks. It also contains options for adding new tasks.
Using context menu, you can indent, outdent, delete, or edit the selected task. It is also possible to add new tasks through the context menu.
It is possible to completely localize the interface to a specific culture.
The user interface of the Gantt chart is virtualized to obtain the best possible scrolling performance even when dealing with large amounts of data.
It is possible to display the Gantt with different timeline schedule modes. The following are the types of schedule modes:
Time options are used to define the task’s start date and end date with time details, displaying the task at its exact starting point and finishing point in a specific hour of a day. The following are the types of working hour timescales:
Schedule dates are calculated automatically while loading. They are updated while editing and adding new tasks. Also, you can change the schedule dates dynamically.
Chart and tree grid panes can be adjusted for width at run time.