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Booker25 offers a number of calendars. This page aims to explains the differences in features and applications.

VisualForce Calendars

Using older Salesforce VisualForce technology, these calendars can have some performance issues for large calendars. But what these calendars lack in performance, they make up for in their feature richness. We are working on getting most (if not all) of these features ported to the new Lightning calendars.

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Where can I use VisualForce Calendars?

VisualForce calendars can be embedded on VisualForce pages, which can then be added to either:

  1. Classic or Lightning record pages
    For more information: /wiki/spaces/BPD/pages/382107675

  2. VisualForce pages (possibly with your own filtering controls on the same page)
    For more information: Create a VF Calendar page for any object

Tip

VisualForce calendars can be displayed in Lightning experience without problem.

When should I use VisualForce Calendars?

Generally, our advice is to only use VisualForce calendars for small to medium sized calendars, and when you can’t use Lightning calendars because you require certain features not implemented yet in Lightning calendars.

VisualForce Calendars pros & cons

(tick) Many configurable features out of the box
(tick) Good performance for small to medium sized calendars
(minus) Possible performance issues for large calendars
(minus) Some, but limited options for custom business logic
(minus) Limited applications, sometimes with an implementation cost

Lightning Calendars

Lightning calendars are the newest calendars in Booker25. They are also the most performant, even for large calendars. As they are Lightning components, they can be easily included almost anywhere in any Lightning experience context. Furthermore, these calendars contain extensive hooks on the reservation form that you can leverage to execute your own business logic.

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Where can I use Lightning Calendars?

Lightning calendars can be included on Lightning record pages or Lightning App pages that you create. We are working on exposing more ways to include Lightning calendars, such as on home pages. For more information:

Note

Lightning calendars can be made available in Classic through Lightning Out, but we do not officially support this yet. Some features might not work properly.

When should I use Lightning Calendars?

We recommend using Lightning calendars wherever you can. They are under active development so we are constantly adding new features. If your business case requires certain features, feel free to reach out to us and we will attempt to prioritize those features.

Lightning Calendars pros & cons

(minus) Still lacking some features compared to VisualForce calendars
(tick) Great performance for small to medium sized calendars
(tick) Good performance for large calendars
(tick) Powerful extension options for custom business logic
(tick) Many applications with low to no implementation costs

Feature Comparison

This table shows which features are supported on which calendars. Green means fully supported, red means not supported, and yellow means partially supported.

Info

As we are actively developing Lightning calendars, check back regularly for the latest features.

Feature

VisualForce

Lightning

Notes

Multi Calendar

Single Calendar

Available in Classic

Lightning calendars in Classic are not officially supported at the moment

Available in Lightning Experience

Custom Dimensions

Dimension Junctions

Custom Views

Intelligent Lookups

Custom Form Logic

VF supports a more limited feature: Apply custom price calculations

Reservation Types

Reservation Hover Info

Reservation Titles

Reservation Colors

Custom Dimension Context Menus

(Dynamic) Dimension Titles

Resize, Drag & Drop Reservations

(Subcell) Availability Rendering

Availability Aware Selection

Conditional Column Hiding

Grouping of Overlapping Reservations

Weekend Highlighting

(Hierarchical) Dimension Grouping

Live Updates via PushTopics

Dimension Filters

Dimension filters are implemented differently in both calendar versions

Reservation Filters

Reservation filters are implemented differently in both calendar versions

Predefined Filters

The VF calendar lets you predefine Dimension filters only

Show Unshared Reservations

Due to technical differences in fetching data, showing unshared reservations is currently not supported on the Lightning calendar.

Recurring Reservation Section on Form

Service Section on Form

Custom Buttons

Lightning calendars have a lot more options

Controlling and Dependent Picklists

Predefined Timeframes

Remember Last View

Hide Availabilities

This is an optional performance boost, which so far has been unnecessary on the Lightning calendar due to its great performance

View and Edit Modes on Reservation Form

Prevent Vertical/Horizontal Dragging

Display in User Timezone

This is a rarely used feature, which so far has not been requested for the Lightning calendar

Buffer Time

Buffer Time

Run a Flow before form opens

Run a Flow when creating a new Reservation

https://gen25-jira.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BPD/pages/2018934797

Related Lists on Reservation Form

Related Lists on the Reservation Form

https://gen25-jira.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BPD/pages/2463793212

Multiple Sections on Reservation Form

Search in calendar

This feature allows the user to search for a reservation in the calendar and open the reservation form. Currently there are no plans on bringing this to the Lightning Calendar.

Printing the calendar

Only support in the visualforce single calendar. Because calendars tend to become very big the printing functionality there are no plans on bringing this to the Lightning Calendars.

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