The Timeline Template has just been released to the project exchange. This template allows you to view events across a scrollable timeline. End users can use their mouse cursor or wheel to intuitively drag their timeline forward or backwards to view a different time frame. Alternatively, users who know exactly what time frame they are looking for can use a built-in “Position to” option to move to a specific date.
This template has the potential for multiple uses. Below are three examples that stand out:
- You want to see a series of events laid out across a timeline to show historical activity by date or time. A specific example could be a timeline of all of the projects completed by the MIS staff. An example like this would give end-users the ability to see the departments productivity and overall accomplishments.
- You want your users to see the progress of a specific task, compared to other tasks. A specific example could be a Gantt chart that managers could utilize to forecast staffing needs for product manufacturing.
- To alert your users as to future milestones for a specific project, as well as how long certain tasks are projected to occur. A specific example could be a timeline that informs users of upcoming enhancements to their mrc Applications that are currently in development but not yet production ready.
Much like the rest of the templates located in the project exchange, this template is easy to install and use. Simply extract the zip file and follow the documentation located in the /m-power/User created Docs/ folder.
As a developer you have the option to customize many things, including:
- Theme colors and other visual styles
- The number of timeline bands
- The scope of the timeline bands (Minute, Day, Month, Year, etc…)
- The ability to add drill-down functionality to learn more about specific timeline events
- Deciding if your event is a single point in time, or an event that has duration.
To see a live example of this template, please click here.
The basis for this template uses the logic found here.
Let us know if you were able to implement this template into your applications.