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Microsoft Sharepoint Web Parts

Timeline Web Part

Timeline Web Part

The Timeline Web Part displays the appointments of the selected Sharepoint calendar as a Timeline.
The appointments can be grouped by a Calendar column which displays each group as a separate row. This allows to easily visualize the appointments as for example room bookings etc.
A “Category” column can be specified to color code the appointments in the timeline display.

The Web Part can be used with Windows Sharepoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

The following parameters can be configured:
  • Sharepoint Calendar to be displayed
  • Calendar column to be used for grouping
  • daily, weekly and monthly view
  • calendar color coding for each user/resource
  • displays a tooltip with the calendar event details
Timeline Web Part
Timeline week view

Product Price
Timeline Web Part for Sharepoint 2007 and 2010
30 day Evaluation Version (Farm Version)
Free download..
Timeline Web Part for Sharepoint 2013
30 day Evaluation Version (Farm Version)
Free download..
Timeline Web Part for Sharepoint 2016
30 day Evaluation Version (Farm Version)
Free download..
Timeline Web Part for Sharepoint Online
Office365/Sharepoint Online Sandbox Version (Evaluation Version)
Free download..
Timeline Web Part 
Timeline Web Part per Server License Key
USD 150.00
Web Part Installation Instructions download..
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Installation Instructions:

  1. download the Timeline Web Part Installation Instructions (PDF file) 
  2. deploy the feature to your server/farm as described in the instructions.
  3. Navigate to a page where you would like to place the webpart and choose "Site Actions/Edit Page"
  4. Add the web part to the appropriate zone. The web part is listed in the "Amrein Engineering" web part gallery section
  5. Configure the Web Part properties in the Web Part Editor "Miscellaneous" pane section as described in the Installation Instructions:

    • Site Name: enter the name of the site that contains the Sharepoint Calendar to be visualized.

      • leave this field empty if the Library is in the current site (eg. the Web Part is placed in the same site)
      • enter a "/" character if the Library is contained in the top site
      • enter a path if the Library in in a subsite of the current site (eg. in the form of "current site/subsite")
    • Calendar Name: enter the name of the Sharepoint Calendar to be displayed.
    • View Name: optionally enter the desired List View of the Calendar specified above. A List View allows you to specify specific data filtering and sorting.
      Leave this field empty if you want to use the Calendar’s default view.

    • Group By: enter the name of the column to be used to group the results (each group will be displayed on a separate row).

    • Category Column: optionally enter the name of the column to be used for color coding the events.
    • Category Colors: you can individually color the calendar entries for each category by specifying the desired color (prefixed by an 'equal' sign) for each Calendar category. Either enter #rrggbb values or HTML color name. Separate the entries by semicolons.

    • Property Filter: enter an optional Filter condition to filter the calendar events.
      Combine multiple conditions with AND and OR.
      Category<> 'Sales'
      Category IN ('Sales', 'Development', 'IT')
      Location NOT IS NULL AND Category='Sales'
      [Start Time] < {today}
      [End Time] > {today-7}

      You can pass Querystring parameters in the page URL to the Filter by embedding the Querystring name(s) in curly braces:

      (produces Department='IT' if the URL contains ..yourpage.aspx?Dept=IT)

    • Default View: enter the desired default view (Day, Week or Month)
    • Day Start Hour: enter the desired start hour of the workday as a value between 0 and 23 (military format).
      Example: 8
    • Day End Hour: enter the desired end hour of the workday as a value between 0 and 23 (military format).
      Example: 17
    • Use AM/PM time format: either display the time in AM/PM or military format.
    • Hide Weekends: display or hide the weekends in the calendar
    • Alternating Row Color: enter the optional color of the alternating row background (leave blank to use default).
      Enter either the HTML color names (as eg. "red" etc.) or use hexadecimal RRGGBB coding (as eg. "#CCFFCC").
    • Show Day View Hour Ruler: either turn on or off the hour ruler in the week view display.
    • Show  Category Legend: either display or hide the Category colors legend at the bottom of the calendar.
    • Show 'Add New Item' Button: either display or hide the 'Add new calendar item' link at the bottom. Please note that the link is only visible for users with the corresponding calendar "Author" rights.
    • Footer: optionally display a footer text in the bottom area. You can use HTML tags to format the text.
    • Localization: optionally enter the following 4 values (separated by semicolons) in your local language if you want to override the English strings corresponding to the

      - Name (Name column header)
      - Week of
      - all day
      - Add new item

      Example (German):
      Raum;Woche vom;ganzer Tag;neuer Eintrag
    • Page Refresh Interval: enter the optional page refresh interval in minutes (0 = no page refresh)
    • Cache Retention Time: enter the data cache retention time in Minutes (enter “0” to disable data caching)
    • License Key: enter your Product License Key (as supplied after purchase of the license).
      Leave this field empty if you are using the free 30 day evaluation version.

Please enter a comment below if you have problems with the installation, want to give feedback or have suggestions for improvements:

User Comments Post a Comment 

5/21/2014 01:19 
Hi - we just installed this webpart on a test server. Its hooked up and pointing to a calendar. When I try to use category colors by setting the category column equal to Cagegory and the Category Colors to "Meeting=green;Vacation=green;Sick=red;Holiday=Yellow". I get the Category Legend colored in but the actual entries in the body of the timeline remain blue. Aren't they suposed to change colors too?

5/21/2014 18:58 
please make sure to enter the name of your "Category" column into the web part's "Category Column" setting.
Sean K  
6/3/2014 18:26 
I really like you solution and would like to use it for help with scheduling. The problem is though I could have multiple people on one job, ie in the "Group By" column there could be more than one person. I tried your solution and it simply made new entries for each of the multiple entries. Is there anyway for the system to read each person in the "Group By" and add it to there row instead of creating a new row each multiple there is?
6/4/2014 13:11 
we have now fixed the problem when assigning multiple users to the “Group By” column, eg. the event is now added to each of the assigned users:

the event for June 12 is a single item assigned to 3 users:

Please re-download the Timeline Web Part, extract the WSP file and then update the web part solution.
7/21/2014 18:33 
We are currently configuring this webpart for our company intranet and we ran into an issue while setting up colors for events. We have a column called status with choices: pending, accepted, and rejected. I used the category colors field to set pending to orange, accepted to green, and declined to red. The colors for the legend are all correct but in the month and week webpart views the color for accepted is displaying as blue. The colors for pending and declined are displaying correctly, though. Do you know of a fix for this issue? Thank you for your time!
7/22/2014 14:26 
there is most probably a typo in the web part’s “Category Colors” setting:


(eg. it does not exactly match the corresponding “accepted” choice as defined in the list column).
7/22/2014 14:56 
Juerg, I had thought that as well, but the "Category Colors" setting does not have any typos in it. Also, I should have mentioned this in my first post, but the legend is displaying the correct colors, including the green for accepted, but when it is displaying the events on the timeline, all colors still work except the color for "Accepted." Any thoughts?
7/22/2014 15:24 
That did the trick, Juerg. Thank you!
Luis Diego Barrientos  
10/3/2014 18:58 
Is there a way to show all the resources even if they do not have appointmens????
10/6/2014 10:19 
the web part only returns users/resources that have at least one appointment during the month.
You thus could set up a recurring appointment for each resource (once per month on every first day of the month at say 2am to 3am). This will ensure that these resources are always displayed.
Luis Diego  
10/23/2014 22:47 
Thanks for your answer Juerg, We have another issue the webpart buttons they do not look like the picture, loaded with an image of an X. We are very interested on this WP but this would be a problem.
10/27/2014 11:47 
this is caused by a bug in Sharepoint 2013 when using Internet Explorer.
We have now fixed thiis problem, so you can re-download and then update the web part.
Jeanne Conde  
2/3/2015 21:09 
Can this be used with a task list similar to the OOTB timeline web part
2/4/2015 19:15 
the most recent version actually can be pointed at a SharePoint task list:

3/30/2015 22:24 
Juerg, we're interested in using this to show progress on project timelines, rather than appointments. Is there an option to scale it over a longer period (even 5 years) rather than day/week/month?
3/31/2015 12:02 
although the web part can be pointed at a Sharpeoint Task list, there is currently no option for a ”year” or a “5 years” view.
Andre R  
9/30/2015 15:00 
in our office365 i made a tasklist and i see the task in the timeline but no name ... how can i let this showup.
9/30/2015 16:32 

please just enter Title into the web part’s „Group By“ setting.
Luis Diego Barrientos  
4/20/2016 18:52 
Hi Juerg, is there a way to force the timeline to render a specified week?

Thanks for your help.
4/20/2016 19:26 
you can pass in the desired date either via the “date” URL parameter or via a connected Filter web part.
If this does not suit your needs, how exactly would you want to specify the week to be displayed ?
4/29/2016 07:41 
In March last year, you replied to Darryl saying "there is currently no option to scale over a longer period". Does this mean one is in the works? I am trying to create a page showing a roadmap of products becoming available, moving to end of life, going out of support, and this webpart is perfect except that it doesn't do quarters across the top of page with a three year time period, with products listed down the page. the "Timeline" display is perfect except that it doesn't do a large enough scale
4/29/2016 20:12 
we actually plan to include this option in the web part’s next major release (due in about 2 months).
6/7/2016 22:12 
Is there a way to change the Calendar "start" day of the week from Sunday to a different day for each entry? I'd like to build an "On-Call" calendar but the rotation needs to be dynamic for each entry. Some people could rotate weekly on Sunday while others may wish to rotate Wednesday to Wednesday. I'm using the Recurrence and Weekly options and selecting every day of the week to represent that weekly rotation. Thank you.
6/7/2016 22:50 
Can I change the recurrence day of week to a different day of the week for each entry?
6/14/2016 19:44 
do I correctly understand that you just would like to be able to display the web part’s “Week” view starting on a weekday that can freely be chosen via the configuration (eg. overriding the Monday through Sunday default sequence) ?
7/19/2016 23:46 
Sorry, I was pulled away on another project and just now following back up with my post. I was trying to do something with the Calendar and the Recurrence option. I want to recur every day of the week, but start that recurrence on say Wednesday instead of Sunday, so it will go Wednesday to Wednesday. And when I select the Weekly option and recurring every X weeks I want it starting on Wednesday. I want the start day of my choice if I select every day of the week.
7/20/2016 14:40 
are you referring to setting up a recurring calendar event from within the “Timeline” web part or from within a Sharepoint calendar ?
8/24/2016 04:38 
Hi Juerg
Is there likely to be a 2016 version of this.
8/24/2016 12:15 
we have now published the 2016 version.
9/8/2016 15:05 
Hi Juerg,

I'm facing the same issue like Christel and Dan: My Category Colors don't change in the timeline even though the legend do change. I tried deleting all Cookies etc. but it's just not working. Can you help me please?
9/8/2016 19:13 
the legend always displays the labels and colors as entered into the web part’s „Category Colors“ setting, but if it cannot match the label with the corresponding “Category” choice value, it will display the item using the default blue color.

Can you indicate:
- The value entered into the “Category Colors” setting
- The choice values of your “Category” column (List Settings/Columns/Category)
2/15/2017 13:40 
Is there any way to connect this to a filter web part such that selecting a list name from a dropdown in the filter will populate the list name used to build the timeline, as is done for the "AE List Search" web part?
I have a list of projects, and the names of the tasks lists which are associated with each project. There is then a calculated link that goes to a "Tasks" page to display the contents of the tasks list (it's done this way in order to allow each "Tasks" list to sync with an MS project plan. It looks useful as it stands, but it would be more informative if it were to possible to link a "TimeLine" display to the list, running across the head of the list of tasks.
2/15/2017 14:35 
we have now added the new option to pass in either the „List Name“ or the „View Name” via a filter connection or an URL parameter as illustrated below:

Filter connection:
List Name=[filter]
View Name=[filter]

URL parameter:
List Name=[Project]
View Name=[Project]

(where “Project” in the above example would be the name of the URL parameter).

Please re-download the Timeline Web Part, extract the WSP file and then update the web part solution.

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