We will begin by adding the inclusion of the Please note that because the Appointment Manager.
Windows 8.1 introduces more than 4000 new APIs to allow developers to achieve even more than what Windows 8 offered. With Windows 8,1, applications use contracts to declare how they intend to interact with other applications and with the operating system. To add an appointment, the application needs to create an appointment object and then call the operating system to add the appointment via the Add Event dialog. To keep our application simple, we will only try to create a non-recurring appointment with as little detail as possible.
One of the new Windows 8.1 APIs is the set of APIs in the Windows. The user then has to consent to add the appointment on the calendar. We will add controls for the following information about our appointment: Subject, Location, Details.
Application Model namespace offer a Windows application access to core system functionality and run-time information about its application package. Appointments namespace contains APIs needed to represent an appointment in a calendar. With Windows 8.1, applications can now add events onto the calendars. Start Visual Studio 2013 Express Preview and create a new Windows Store Project of type Blank App called Windows8.1Appointment Demo.
Appointments contains the following classes: In Windows 8, the ability to create appointments was restricted to only the Calendar application. At the time of writing this article, there seems to be a bug in the Windows 8.1 image that has been released as the beta because the default Calendar application does not seem to be registered as the default Appointment provider.
This seems to be a bug in Windows 8.1 and hopefully it will be fixed soon so that the default Calendar app becomes the Appointments Provider.
In this article we learned about how Windows 8.1 applications can create appointments by invoking APIs. Vipul Patel is a Program Manager currently working at Amazon Corporation.
He has formerly worked at Microsoft in the Lync team and in the .
If the user agrees and the event is added, an identifier is returned to the application that can be used to update the appointment details in the future. We will put textboxes for the above information and a button to Add the Appointment.
At the time of writing this article, there are no published details as to how an application can register to be a calendar itself (besides the built-in Calendar app). Note that the UI will look like the screenshot below for our trivial attempt to add an appointment.
The workflow to add an appointment to the Calendar is below: Your customer application - Appointment added on Calendar. Next, we will implement the logic to create the Appointment object.
The APIs used by Appointment Manager to show the time frame and to add appointments to the user’s choice of calendar app are: Windows. On the click event of the “Create Appointment” button, we will add the code to create an object of the Appointment class.