Implement Event/Scheduler calendar using ui-calendar in angularJS


In the previous article, I have shown Infinite-scroll for facebook like pagination in AngularJS. Today I will show you, how to implement Event/Scheduler calendar using ui-calendar in angularJS.

In this article, we have used the ui-calendar directives to create a simple scheduling application for show events in a calendar. Here I have only shown events in a calendar for making the example simple and understandable. Later we will do more like add new event, edit existing event and more.

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Just follow the following steps in order to implement "Event/Scheduler calendar using ui-calendar in angularJS".

Here In this article, I have used Visual Studio 2013

Step - 1: Create New Project.

Go to File > New > Project > ASP.NET  Web Application (under web) > Entry Application Name > Click OK > Select Empty template > Checked MVC (under "Add folders and core references for" option) > OK

Step-2: Add a Database.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on App_Data folder > Add > New item > Select SQL Server Database Under Data > Enter Database name > Add.

Step-3: Create a table for store data.

Open Database > Right Click on Table > Add New Table > Add Columns > Save > Enter table name > Ok.
In this example, I have created a table (see below image) for store events data for showing in ui-calendar.   

Events Table 

Step-4: Add Entity Data Model.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on Project name form Solution Explorer > Add > New item > Select ADO.net Entity Data Model under data > Enter model name > Add.
A popup window will come (Entity Data Model Wizard) > Select Generate from database > Next >
Chose your data connection > select your database > next > Select tables > enter Model Namespace > Finish.

Step-5: Add fullcalendar.css file into our application.

Here I have added a folder "Content" in our application
Right Click on project from solution explorer > Add > new folder > Rename "Content" and then
Right click on that folder > Add > Existing Item... > select the fullcalendar.css file > Add.

you can download ui-calender dependencies files from here ui-calendar dependencies.rar.

Step-6: Add dependencies js (ui-calendar dependancies) file into our application.

Here in this article, we have used  ui-calendar angularjs directive. So, we will import ui-calendar dependencies js files into our application.
If "Scripts" folder not added in your application, add Script folder first
Right Click on project from solution explorer > Add > new folder > Rename "Scripts" and then
Right click on that folder > Add > Existing Item... > select the following js file > Add.

  • moment.js
  • jquery-1.11.3.js
  • angular.js
  • calendar.js
  • fullcalendar.js
  • gcal.js
you can download ui-calender dependencies files from here ui-calendar dependencies.rar

Step-7: Create a javascript file for angular components.

Here I have added a javascript file in the "Scripts" folder for add angular components (module, controller etc).

Right click on your "Scripts" folder > Add > New Item > select "javascript" file > Enter name (here "MyApp.js")> Ok.
Write following code
var app = angular.module('myApp', ['ui.calendar']);
app.controller('myNgController', ['$scope', '$http', 'uiCalendarConfig', function ($scope, $http, uiCalendarConfig) {
    $scope.SelectedEvent = null;
    var isFirstTime = true;

    $scope.events = [];
    $scope.eventSources = [$scope.events];

    //Load events from server
    $http.get('/home/getevents', {
        cache: true,
        params: {}
    }).then(function (data) {
        $scope.events.slice(0, $scope.events.length);
        angular.forEach(data.data, function (value) {
                title: value.Title,
                description: value.Description,
                start: new Date(parseInt(value.StartAt.substr(6))),
                end: new Date(parseInt(value.EndAt.substr(6))),
                allDay : value.IsFullDay,
                stick: true

    //configure calendar
    $scope.uiConfig = {
        calendar: {
            height: 450,
            editable: true,
            displayEventTime: false,
            header: {
                left: 'month basicWeek basicDay agendaWeek agendaDay',
                center: 'title',
                right:'today prev,next'
            eventClick: function (event) {
                $scope.SelectedEvent = event;
            eventAfterAllRender: function () {
                if ($scope.events.length > 0 && isFirstTime) {
                    //Focus first event
                    uiCalendarConfig.calendars.myCalendar.fullCalendar('gotoDate', $scope.events[0].start);
                    isFirstTime = false;

you can see here I have included the ui.calendar module in our module (here "myApp") for implement ui-calender (fullcalendar) in our angularjs application and uiCalendarConfig into our controller for getting the ui-calender object into our controller. 

Step-8: Create an MVC Controller.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on Controllers folder form Solution Explorer > Add > Controller > Enter Controller name > Select Templete "empty MVC Controller"> Add.

Here I have created a controller named "HomeController"

Step-9: Add new action into your controller. 

Here I have added "Index" Action into "Home" Controller. Please write this following code
public ActionResult Index()
   return View();

Step-10: Add view for your Action and design.

Right Click on Action Method (here right click on Index action) > Add View... > Enter View Name > Select View Engine (Razor) > Add.
    ViewBag.Title = "Index";
<h2>Schedular App</h2>
@* HTML *@
<div ng-app="myApp" ng-controller="myNgController">
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-8">
            <div id="calendar" ui-calendar="uiConfig.calendar" ng-model="eventSources" calendar="myCalendar"></div>
        <div class="col-md-4">
            <div ng-show="SelectedEvent" class="alert alert-success" style="margin-top:50px">
                <h2 style="margin-top:0px"> Selected Event:</h2>
                <h3 style="color:#A9A50E">{{SelectedEvent.title}}</h3>

@* CSS *@
<link href="~/Content/fullcalendar.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
@* JS *@
<script src="~/Scripts/moment.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/jquery-1.11.3.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/angular.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/calendar.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/fullcalendar.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/gcal.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/MyApp.js"></script>

Step-11: Add an another action in our MVC controller for fetch data (here Events data) from the database.

public JsonResult GetEvents()
    //Here MyDatabaseEntities is our entity datacontext (see Step 4)
    using (MyDatabaseEntities dc = new MyDatabaseEntities())
        var v = dc.Events.OrderBy(a => a.StartAt).ToList();
        return new JsonResult { Data = v, JsonRequestBehavior = JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet };

Step-12: Run Application.

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