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Old 07 Nov 2016, 02:47
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vB5 Events Calendar

vB5 lacks a calendar as we all know. The vB4 Calendar system was pretty sophisticated so duplicating it for vB5 would be a serious undertaking. The calendar was not included in vb5 due to low feature use by end users according to the guys at vbulletin. It just wasn't worth the effort based on previous customer experiences. For some of us, the lack of a calendar causes a serious problem. There have been work arounds but they are cumbersome and don't give users the capability of adding events to the calendar without having login info to your gmail account. Building a simpler and stripped down version isn't as difficult as trying to recreate what vb4 had.

As some of you already know, I developed an event calendar for vb5 but never released it. This was due to several reasons like lack of interest at least on my site, limited time, and I had it working based on a proprietary calendar library but the library was announced end of life by the developer. I tried to buy his code base but he wanted too much money for it.

Last week, I wrote a new calendar class from scratch and developed a couple of crude frontend templates for it over the weekend. I'm still adding to the class for new functionality.

Right now, the class spits out a few arrays of info based on the input date (defaults to the current date) and polls the database for events happening in the month of the input date. Over the next couple of months, I want to add more functionality and will be developing the templates and javascript.

Current planned features are:
creating new calendars
adding events
editing events
url links
a basic search
a draggable widget
calendar permissions
creating stylevars to make it easier to cutomize
recurring events
stretching events across multiple days or months
month back and forward buttons
I'm looking for input on the development. I'd like this project to be fully functional but at the same time, keeping it simple. I don't have the kind of time it takes to develop and maintain a full blown calendar program.
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