Getting Started with ApPHP Calendar (for version 3.0.0 or above)

Common Notices


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Common notes.

Please, use a $debug_mode = true; before you say "Why Nothing Works ?!"

Starting with version 2.0.0 only PHP5 is supported!

Do not put ApPHP Calendar code into another HTML Form: <form>...</form>

Getting Started

(for version 2.0.0 or above)

Step 1. Creating & Calling.

Define a relative (virtual) path to ApPHP Calendar folder.
For example: '', 'calendar/' or '../calendar/'

// include calendar class and other files
// Ex.: '', 'calendar/' or '../calendar/'
define('CALENDAR_DIR', '');                     

Now we can create new instance of Calendar object

## *** create calendar object
## *** 2 optional parameters: $calendar_type ('small' or 'normal') and $prefix
## *** Ex.: Calendar('normal', 'abc_');
$objCalendar = new Calendar();        

Step 2. General Settings.

Submission Settings & Debug Mode

In this section you have to define a method for data submission type (PostBack type). You may write 'get' or 'post' (recommended).

## *** set PostBack method: 'get' or 'post'

This method defines whether to run Calendar in Debug Mode or not.

## *** show debug info - false|true

Passing Parameters

To save http request parameters between calls of calendar (for ex.: index?page=products&cat=events etc.) you have to pass them as array into SaveHttpRequestVars() method and Calendar will store them.

$http_request_vars = array('param1', 'param2')

Cache Settings

Cache gives possibility to improve work of the script and reduce execution time

## *** define caching parameters:
## *** 1st - allow caching or not, 2nd - caching lifetime in minutes
## *** default cache folder: tmp/cache/
$objCalendar->SetCachingParameters(false, 15);

If you want to delete all cache, you may do it by calling following method:

## *** delete all pages in cache


ApPHP Calendar is Multy-Language control, so you can easy switch interface language of your calendar.

## *** set interface language (default - English)
## *** (en) - English  (es) - Spanish     (de) - German  (fr) - French  
## *** (it) - Italian  (pt) - Portuguese  (he) - Hebrew  (nl) - Netherlands

Week Settings

This group of methods related to the weeks settings of calendar

You may define whether to use long or short names of week day name.

## *** set week day name length - 'short' or 'long'

Next method defines first day of week: from Sunday (default) to Saturday.

## *** set a start day of the week: from 1 (Sunday) to 7 (Saturday)

If you want to disable certain day of week - uncomment this section and pass into SetDisabledDay() method a number of such week day (or some days).

## *** disable certain days of the week: from 1 (Sunday) to 7 (Saturday). 
Ex.: 1,2 or 7

Show a week number of year: display on not week number at the left side of calendar in Yearly and Monthly View

## *** define showing a week number of year

Step 3. Events & Categories Settings.

Events Actions & Operations

Allow multiple occurrences for events in the same time slot

## *** false|true - default

This method defines whether editing of events in the Past is allowed or not.

## *** allow editing events in the past

This method defines whether deleting of events in the Past is allowed or not.

## *** allow deleting of events in the past

Block deleting events before certain period of time

## *** in hours

You may allow carrying out events operations: adding, editing or deleting of existing etc.

## *** set (allow) calendar events operations

Categories Actions & Operations

You may allow operations with categories: adding new category, editing or deleting existing category etc.

## *** set (allow) using categories
## *** allow only defined categories by ID (parameter must be a numeric value)
## *** set (allow) calendar categories operations

Locations Actions & Operations

You may allow operations with locations: adding new location, editing or deleting existing location etc.

## *** set (allow) using locations
## *** set (allow) calendar locations operations

Step 4. Participants Settings.

Participants Settings

This method allows participant to work with his own events. Calendar will show only events for certain participants

## *** set participant ID (the value must be numeric)
$participant_id = 0;

This method allows creating and assigning participants to events

## *** set (allow) calendar participants operations

You may allow operations with participants: add, edit, delete etc.

## *** set (allow) calendar categories operations

Step 5. Time Settings and Formatting.

TimeZone Settings

Set timezone for your calendar. Full list of supported Timezones can be found here:

## *** set timezone

This method returns timezone, defined in Calendar

## *** get current timezone
echo $objCalendar->GetCurrentTimeZone();

Time Format & Settings

ApPHP Calendar gives you possibility to display time in different formats: 24 hours or AP/PM.

## *** define time format - 24|AM/PM

You may define certain timeframe by using SetAllowedHours() method.

## *** define allowed hours frame (from, to). Possible values: 0...24
$objCalendar->SetAllowedHours(0, 24);

This method defines a size of time slot. Possible values: 10 min., 15 min., 30 min., 45 min., 60 min. or 120 min (60 min - default)

## *** define time slot - 10|15|30|45|60 minutes

You may define showing of time for some views

## *** set showing times in Daily, Weekly and List views

Step 6. Visual Settings.

Calendar Views

## *** set (allow) calendar Views

Set default calendar view. Possible values: 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', 'yearly' or 'list_view'; 'monthly' is default.

## *** set default calendar view 
## *** 'daily'|'weekly'|'monthly'|'yearly'|'list_view'
## *** 'monthly_small'|'monthly_double'

You may define links for small monthly view

## *** Set action link for monthly small view - file2.php or ../file3.php etc.

Calendar Actions

## *** set (allow) calendar Views
## *** default exporting folder: tmp/export/
## *** set (allow) calendar export types

Calendar supports embedded CSS styles: 'green', 'brown', 'blue' or your own style. Select appropriate style to suit your needs.

## *** set CSS style: 'green'|'brown'|'blue' - default

Using of WYSIWYG editor.

## *** specify using of WYSIWYG editor

Calendar width and height.

## *** set calendar width and height
$objCalendar->SetCalendarDimensions('800px', '500px');

Define view type of events for Monthly, Weekly and Daily views. The 'inline' means show all events in calendar cell, 'tooltip' means show them in tooltip.

## *** set type of displaying for events
## *** possible values for daily   - 'inline'|'block'
## *** possible values for weekly  - 'inline'|'tooltip'
## *** possible values for monthly - 'inline'|'list'|'tooltip'

If you want to set special color for Sunday, you can do it with following method.

## *** set Sunday color - true|false

This method allows to display text for calendar caption.

## *** set calendar caption
$objCalendar->SetCaption('ApPHP Calendar v'.Calendar::Version());

Step 7. Drawing Calendar.

Now you can draw calendar on the screen.

## *** drawing calendar

Non Documented


[Private] Disable hours before selected time in dropdown box in Add New Event popup.

private $disableEarlierHours = 'false';

[Private] Defines whether to hide (not display) empty slots in Weekly View or not.

private $hideWeekEmptySlots = false;

[Private] Defines whether to allow working with event parts (slots).

private $isEventPartsAllowed = false;

[Private] Defines how to save data with session variables or cookie ('session' or 'cookie').

private $dataSaveType = 'session';

[Private] Used to separate events for GROUP_CONCAT() function in SELECT SQL.

private $separator = '$$';

[Private] Defines a view type of Views Changer ('dropdownlist' or 'tabs').

private $viewChangerType = 'dropdownlist';

[Private] Specifies whether to allow automatically created anchor to the top of calendar (true or false - default).

private $isAnchorAllowed = false;

[Private] Specifies calendar layout direction ('rtl' or 'ltr' - default).

private $direction = 'ltr';

[Private] Used to define calendar date format ('yyyy/mm/dd', 'dd/mm/yyyy' or 'mm/dd/yyyy'(default)).

private $dateFormat = 'dd/mm/yyyy';

[Private] Used to force deletion of category events when category is removing (true or false - default).

private $removeCategoryEvents = false;

[Private] Specifies target for event links: _new, _blank, _parent, _self etc.

private $eventsLinkTarget = '';

[Private] Specifies whether to allow creating events with the same name.

private $allowEventsWithSameName = false;

[Private] Used to highlight selected day.

private $highlightSelectedDay = false;

[Private] Used to show/hide empty time slots.

private $showEmptyTimeSlots = false;

[Private] Used to allow color for Saturday.

private $saturdayColor = false;
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