Newsletter Tip or Trick number 4

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Newsletter Tip or Trick number 4

Postby cbenassi » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:52 am

Servoy would like to thank SAN (Servoy Alliance Network) Partner Marcel Trapman of IT2BE for February's Servoy Tip -- the Gantt Bean. The IT2BE Gantt Bean can be used to visually represent your progress when developing Servoy solutions for project management; resource planning (including personnel and machines); planning of tasks; etc.

In December last year IT2BE released a beta version of the Gantt Bean as introduced and promised at Servoy World 2007.
The Gantt Bean is a, so called, wrapper to the market leading Jgantt libraries, developed and sold by Netronic (

When you, as a developer, are asked to create a solution for Project Management, Planning of resources (personell and machines), planning of tasks etc, you need a tool to visualize the current situation and/or progress.
Such a tool can be the Gantt Bean.
The Gantt Bean can not only visualize the contents of your database but also allows your users to change data via drag and drop or via an input window.
The results of the changes are then, based upon the choice of the developer, directly stored into the database or bypassed to a method for further testing/scripting.

Some highlights are:

* show hierarchical information
* show grouped information
* show linked information
* colorize tasks/resources per type,group or task/resource
* evaluate data before changes get fired

Screenprints are attached.
gantt_hierarchy.jpg: Part of the Gantt Bean in action in Hierarchy View, showing part of the Table and including Links.
gantt_grouping.jpg: Part of the Gantt Bean in action in Grouping View, showing alternated colors per Group in 3d effect.
gantt_folded_grouping.jpg: Part of the Gantt Bean in action in Folded Grouping View, showing alternated colors and Summary rows.

A link to the website is:
The download link is:

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