Features

  • Written in 100% JavaScript, no installation process needed on the client side.
  • Support all major browsers on Windows, MacOS, Linux and Solaris.
  • Calendar look is extremely customizable and can be switched among different themes.
  • Lightweight and high-performance, main engine is only around 20KB in size.
  • Various fascinating effects to highlight selected date, today, agendas and holidays.
  • Sophisticated dynamic date range support, visually strike-out any disabled date.
  • Retrieving agendas from either script file or backend database.
  • Contextual agenda messages in status-bar and/or tooltips.
  • Decorating your days with HTML agenda contents.
  • Versatile and removable top/bottom sections.
  • Auto-adaptive calendar width adjustment.
  • Diversified context-sensitive behaviors, like popups, auto-mail or any JavaScript statement.
  • USA/Europe/ISO-8601 conformant calendar formats and selectable week numbers.
  • Unicode compliant and ready for localization and/or internationalization.
  • Unique plug-in design maximizes the extensibility.
  • Expandable holiday function can accommodate most sophisticated holiday algorithms.
  • Multiple calendars can be tiled and coordinated in the same page.
  • Powerful multi-select plugin allow user to pick up multiple dates or date range easily.
  • Agenda can be shared across multiple calendars, even with PopCalendarXP.
  • Easy to install, easy to use. (NN4 needs more care)
  • Fully compatible with ASP.NET, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion and other cgi technologies.
  • and a lot more ...

System Requirements

FlatCalendarXP Commercial Edition is tested working in the following browsers with JavaScript support option enabled.

  • Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
    • Internet Explorer 4.01, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0+
    • Mozilla FireFox 1.0, 2.0+
    • Google Chrome 9.0+
    • Safari 4.0+
    • Netscape 4.08, 4.75, 4.79, 4.80
    • Netscape 6.0, 7.0, 8.0+
    • Opera 7.0, 8.0, 9.0+
  • MacOS 9/MacOS X(10.4+)
    • Safari 1.0+
    • Mozilla FireFox 1.0+
    • Google Chrome 10.0+
    • Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.1, 5.2
    • Netscape 6.0, 6.2, 7.0
    • Opera 8.5+
  • Mandrake/RedHat Linux 9
    • Mozilla FireFox 1.0+
    • Konqueror 3.0, 3.1
  • Solaris 8
    • Netscape 6.0
    • Mozilla FireFox 1.0+

Some customers also reported that they had it successfully running in browsers on other systems like IRIX and AIX.

Please also have a look at the known problems and make sure they are acceptable before ordering.

Known Problems

  • Problem: Netscape 4.x doesn't support tooltips and only IE4+ supports multi-line tooltips.
    Cause: Browser incapabilities.
    Workaround: Upgrade to Netscape 6+ or IE 5+.

  • Problem: Netscape 4.x can't render more than 6 calendars in the same page.
    Cause: Browser engine problem.
    Workaround: Upgrade to Netscape 6+ if you really need more than 6.

  • Problem: Netscape 4.x doesn't support implementing different themes in the same page.
    Cause: Browser CSS incapabilities.
    Workaround: Upgrade to Netscape 6+ or avoid using different themes in the same page.

  • Problem: Garbage chars show up in Netscape 4.x if the web server employs "gzip" http compression.
    Cause: Infamous bug of NN4.
    Workaround: Turn off the http response compression on web server.

  • Problem: Implementing the calendar in Netscape 4.x under certain situations could result extra complexity in web authoring.
    Cause: The buggy and non-standard-compliant DHTML engine of Netscape 4.x.
    Workaround: Follow the NN4 tutorials bundled with the commercial edition.

  • Problem: The mockup theme and decent theme doesn't work well in IE5 on Mac.
    Cause: Browser CSS2 incapabilities.
    Workaround: Upgrade to Safari or Mozilla for Mac.

Revision History

Release 9.8.285

+ Added support to finacial 4-4-5 calendars (simply set gb445 option to true).
* Allowed TAB key to navigate the focus through the dates and ENTER key to select.
- Fixed a bug in fW2Date regarding the customized week offset.
- Fixed a bug that disables the calendar when running in Netscape 8.x browsers.

Release 9.7.272

+ Added support to IE 7 beta2.
* Adjusted mini theme to fix border issue in IE 5.5.
* Optimized demos with more combined features.
* Update agenda tutorial with MySQL and PHP examples.
- Fixed a bug so as to allow showing only the top (for selecting month only).
- Fixed the xml loading bugs in agenda tutorial.

Release 9.6.265

+ Added _cacheOther option to switch caching of theme and plugin files (gbCacheAgenda option is for agenda-cache only).
+ Enabled CSS cursor support for Safari 1.x and Mozilla.
+ Added support to hide the calendar middle panel.
* Renamed the Developer License to Enterprise License.
- Remove the default utf-8 charset setting, you can always set it in name & id if needed.
- Fixed a browser cache problem.

Release 9.5.256

+ Added charset support to make localization even easier.
* Updated tutorials.
- Fixed a bug that causes extra white space at the top in Opera 8.5.
- Minor bug fixes.

Release 9.4.251

+ Enable the boxit param of agenda to set border color of date cell individually instead of relying on bgcolor.
+ Added undocumented _preferOOR option to keep the agenda style even when they are out-of-range.
+ Made hovering mouse cursor context(action) sensitive.
* Updated agenda tutorial including samples regarding XML agenda.
* Refactored the calendar engine to eliminate the onclick restriction from the html param of agenda.
* Returning value of fOnDrag plugin is no longer needed, since date picking is triggered via onclick now.
* Fine-tuned the mini theme.
* Fine-tuned script loading sequence inside the calendar engine.
* Optimized fInitRange() to set default safe-month to the begin of range in case it's missing.
- Fixed a minor bug in agenda effect logic.
- Fixed a bug in multipicker demo regarding to column selection.

Release 9.3.235

+ Added support to Opera 8.
+ Added the classic demo.
* Restructured demos directory to give a better idea of code separation.
* Updated License Agreement with new license type.
* Moved all FAQ into online forum with better support and easier to find.
* Added workaround for Mcafee8 slowdown.
* Optimized some themes.
* Updated tutorials.
- Adjusted css rules to make tutorial more readable in firefox.
- Fixed a bug in fInitRange and repaint the calendar after each call.
- Fixed a misinterpretation in Multipicker Demo.
- Added a workaround to avoid the relative path issue in NN4.

Release 9.2.224

+ Added type-in-year support to the contrast theme, as well as a FAQ for how to apply it to other themes.
+ Added fOnload event handler to plugins.js
+ Enhanced the plugins for multipicker demo 2 (commercial edition only) so as to make it easier to support calendar group.
- Fixed a bug in type-in-year support that crashes safari and IE on Mac.

Release 9.1.220

+ Made domain license more friendly to Intranet by having all non-dotted local hostnames covered.
+ Added OnDoWClick plugin function to enable clicking events on week titles.
+ Integrated the getDateByDOW from plugin into engine core, renamed to fGetDateByDOW.
+ Added a new demo.
* Enhanced multipicker demo to select dates of the same weekday.
* Updated FAQ and License Agreement.
- Fixed a bug in Mac theme.
+ Added an additional param to the fAddEvent() so as to allow user to attach any object with the event.
+ You now have the option to remove the line-through effect on disabled dates, see FAQ for details.
+ Added additional support to offset week number algorithm.
* Improved engine so that you may now use '\n' directly in the action string.
* Updated FAQ.
- Fixed a bug that may prevent agenda from being shared properly. Please update if you use the agenda sharing feature.
- Fixed a serious bug introduced in build 199.
- Minor bug fixes.

Release 9.0.196

+ Added new themes.
+ Added new powerful demos.
+ Added more plugin functions.
+ Added support to auto-adjust calendar width according to its enclosing parent tag.
+ Added support to allow loading agendas on-demond (per month), see tutorials for details.
+ Added auto-traverse support when holding down the navigation button.
+ Supported more browsers, including Safari on MacOS.
+ Added support to make any day as first day of week. (gbEuroCal option is deprecated)
* Enhanced dragging support and multi-select plugin.
* Optimized all themes and slightly improved engine performance.
* Updated tutorials and FAQ.
- Minor bug fixes.

Release 8.1.178

+ Added a new theme.
+ Now you can hide all the contents in a date cell by setting its agenda fgcolor to "" (empty string). This gives you another way to disable a date.
* Adjusted month navigator options of certain themes to follow a bug fix.
* Updated tutorials and FAQ.
- General bug fixes.

Release 8.0.172

+ Enhanced support for handling server-side charset encoding and i18n.
+ Enhanced NN4 support.
+ Added new demos and themes.
+ Added in FAQ on how to append multiple sub-events to a day.
* Updated datePicker2 demo on how to persist/retrieve multi-selected dates to/from server.
* Updated documentation with new tips and tricks.
* Not working with old NN4 tag, new tags are required for NN4.x (not affecting other browsers).
- Default multiselect key changed to Ctrl from Alt.
- gEvent has been deprecated, event object is now directly passed into plugin functions.
- Fixed a minor bug that may stop showing hint messages on status-bar.
- Fixed a bug in outlookTwin and triplex theme plugin.
- Fixed a bug that can't hide days in other months when set background color to transparent.

Release 7.1.158

* License schema changed.
- Fixed license related issues on IIS 6.0 and tomcat 4.0.

Release 7.0.156

+ New multi-select plugin supports dragging and ctrl/alt/shift-key-assisted dates picking.
+ Support run-time agenda sharing across multiple calendars, even with PopCalendarXP.
+ More theme options that can help creating gorgeous effects.
+ Added more high-quality themes!
+ Added more powerful demos!
* Enhanced code engine is 2-8 times faster on various browsers.
* Enhanced auto-resizing under all supported browsers.
* Enhanced internal dropdown plugins.
* Updated product tutorials and FAQ.
- Fixed the border overflow bug in Opera 7 and the frame border bug in IE6 with DOCTYPE.
- Fixed a bug that caused the calendar title always left-aligned in IE on Mac.
- Opera 6.x support has been discontinued.
- Other minor bugs fixed.

Release 6.1.105a

+ Added a new arrival/departure demo for FlatCalendarXP.
* Updated product tutorials and FAQ.
* Minor optimization to the engine.

Release 6.1.104a

+ Added a new option in themes to invert the boldface effect.
+ Setting gsOutOfRange to empty string (i.e. "") can now prevent the out-of-range alert from showing up.
* Added more FAQs to documentation.
* Updated the agenda tutorial to improve the JSP/Database sample.

Release 6.1.102
+ Added support to Opera 7.0!
- Fixed a bug that crashes IE 5.0 on MacOS 9.2.
Release 6.0.100
+ Tons of new features added in the theme.
+ More highlighting effects on agenda date.
+ New exquisite high-quality cross-browser themes.
+ New plugin support, extremely extensible.
+ New well-organized well-documented tutorials and demos.
* Code engine has been rewritten and is 4 times faster than before!!!
* Week number is now ISO-8601 conformant.
- Minor bugs fixed.

 

 

+This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/) - the Tigris CSS Style Sheet (http://style.tigris.org/), which is used to render tutorial documents only.

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