Those of you who follow our blogs about new features in our Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW) might wonder, why they now read about version 5.2 of the VSW, although we highlighted the new features of version 5.0 in our last blog post :-) The secret behind the big step from version 5.0 to version 5.2 is, that we published an internal release 5.1, with only some minor, internal adaptions. Now with the release of version 5.2 of the VSW we are happy to come up with interesting innovations for you again. So, let’s have a look at all the great new features.
As we noted earlier this year, the pace of our developments has not slowed down despite the COVID19 pandemic. On the contrary, our entire team at NETRONIC has now learned to work even more efficiently through the intensive use of tools such as Microsoft Teams or Azure DevOps, for example, and through their close networking with each other, thus further increasing productivity. So, it is not surprising that we can now already publish another new major release of the Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW). Let yourself be excited by the innovations.
Activities in the Visual Scheduling Widget are used to represent things like jobs, tasks, operations, etc. of the real world to a Gantt chart. All of these activities can have dependencies between each other, in the way that one activity cannot start until another activity is finished. In the following you will learn how to visualize these relations between activities in the Visual Scheduling Widget.
To know at what time their resources are available is an essential information for every planner. So, the intelligent visualization of working and nonworking times in a Gantt chart is therefore a 'must-have' in every resource planning and scheduling application. In this blog post we give an insight how we use the calendar objects in our Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW) for HTML5 Gantt charts to visualize working and nonworking times and we will discuss how they are specified and applied. We also give a lot of tips and tricks for best user interactions,
In production or project planning the scheduling of backlog items is an essential task. It is important to keep an overview of all work to be done and to include the items step by step in the planning board. In a previous blog post we have already discussed different backlog visualizations. Now, we will see how our Visual Scheduling Widget can help you to perform the handling of backlogs by using Gantt charts.
This post will give you an answer and explain the different options each view offers. This approach of the two views with their respective strengths is of course not limited to the VSW alone, but is intended as food for thought for all developers who have to create an HTML5 Gantt chart.