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How to: Load Holidays from an XML file

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E4129.

To load holidays in the scheduler, you can use XML file which is actually a serialized HolidayBaseCollection object.

This file contains holidays for several countries in the following format:

<Holidays>
<Holiday Date="04/25/2012 00:00:00" DisplayName="Anzac Day" Location="Australia" />
<Holiday Date="04/25/2013 00:00:00" DisplayName="Anzac Day" Location="Australia" />
<Holiday Date="04/25/2014 00:00:00" DisplayName="Anzac Day" Location="Australia" />
<Holiday Date="04/25/2015 00:00:00" DisplayName="Anzac Day" Location="Australia" />
...
</Holidays>

The Scheduler library provides the supplementary DevExpress.Schedule.Serializing.HolidayCollectionXmlPersistenceHelper class, which is designed to load holidays from the xml file. So, you may obtain a collection of days which are considered holidays for the specific country, and add these holidays to the SchedulerControl.WorkDays collection of a Scheduler Control.

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