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Event Calendar Suggestion: Make defaultFutureMonths configurable

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Community Member, 46 Posts

29 March 2010 at 5:58am

Edited: 29/03/2010 6:00am

I have a suggestion for the module event_calendar, namely to make $defaultFutureMonths configurable.
A patch that does this could look like this:
file: event_calendar/code/calendar.php

< 		'OtherDatesCount' => 'Int'
> 		'OtherDatesCount' => 'Int',
> 		'FutureMonths' => 'Int'
< 		'OtherDatesCount' => '3'
> 		'OtherDatesCount' => '3',
> 		'FutureMonths' => '6'
<   static $defaultFutureMonths = 6;
< 			new NumericField('OtherDatesCount', _t('Calendar.NUMBERFUTUREDATES','Number of future dates to show for repeating events'))
> 			new NumericField('OtherDatesCount', _t('Calendar.NUMBERFUTUREDATES','Number of future dates to show for repeating events')),
> 			new NumericField('FutureMonths', _t('Calendar.FUTUREMONTHS','Number of months events are shown in the future if no end date is specified'))
< 			$this->end_date = new sfDate($this->start_date->addMonth(Calendar::$defaultFutureMonths)->date());
> 			$this->end_date = new sfDate($this->start_date->addMonth($this->FutureMonths)->date());
< 			$start_date->subtractMonth(Calendar::$defaultFutureMonths), 
> 			$start_date->subtractMonth($this->FutureMonths), 
< 					$this->end_date = new sfDate($this->start_date->addMonth(Calendar::$defaultFutureMonths)->date());
> 					$this->end_date = null;
< 			$this->end_date = new sfDate($this->start_date->addMonth(Calendar::$defaultFutureMonths)->date());
> 			$this->end_date = null;

Explanation: $defaultFutureMonths is not needed anywhere outside of Calendar. The accesses in Calendar_Controller can be replaced with end_date=null which has the same effect.
I renamed $defaultFutureMonths to FutureMonths and added the necessary code to allow configuration via the silverstripe backend.

These changes are just a suggestion, nevertheless I think they would be an useful addition.

Of course the translation for the field FUTUREMONTHS would also have to be added to the language files (event_calendar/lang/en_US.php and de_DE.php).


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

29 March 2010 at 10:14am

You can just do it in your_config.php.

Calendar::$defaultFutureMonths = 10;


Community Member, 46 Posts

30 March 2010 at 11:16pm

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that, I am used to not being able to set class variables from the outside...

I still think that it would be good to expose this setting in the configuration backend. The reason I stumbled across this variable was because I was wondering why dates in the far future did not show up in the frontend.