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How to add title in jqwidget-scheduler in ReactJS

Understanding jqwidget-scheduler in ReactJS

Imagine a digital diary that schedules your tasks, meetings, and appointments. In the world of programming, we have a similar tool known as the jqwidget-scheduler. It is a feature-rich JavaScript library that helps in scheduling and organizing tasks in a calendar format. In this blog post, we'll focus on how to add a title in jqwidget-scheduler using ReactJS.

Unravelling jqwidget-scheduler

Jqwidget-scheduler is a widget that provides a full-sized, drag & drop calendar. It uses AJAX to fetch events on-the-fly for each month and is easily configured to use your own feed format. The scheduler will display a snapshot of the events for a day, week, month, or a timeline.

Setting Up the ReactJS Environment

Before we dive into the main topic, you need to have a ReactJS environment ready. If you already have it set up, you can skip this section. If not, here's a quick guide to set up a ReactJS environment:

First, we need to install Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager). You can download Node.js from the official website and npm will be installed alongside Node.js. After installing, you can verify the installation by checking their versions using the following commands:

node --version
npm --version

After verifying Node.js and npm, we can create a new ReactJS app using create-react-app command:

npx create-react-app jqwidget-scheduler-app

Now, navigate into your newly created app directory:

cd jqwidget-scheduler-app

Installing jqwidgets-scripts

Before we can use jqwidget-scheduler, we need to install the jqwidgets-scripts package. This package includes all the necessary jqWidgets scripts and style files.

To install jqwidgets-scripts, run the following command:

npm install jqwidgets-scripts --save

Creating a Scheduler Component

Now, we are ready to create our Scheduler component. Let's create a new file Scheduler.js inside the src directory and import the necessary modules:

import React from 'react';
import JqxScheduler from 'jqwidgets-scripts/jqwidgets-react-tsx/jqxscheduler';
import 'jqwidgets-scripts/jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css';

Adding a Title to the Scheduler

The jqwidget-scheduler component has a title prop that we can use to set the title of the scheduler. We can pass the title as a string to this prop:

<JqxScheduler title="My Scheduler" />

Let's add this to the render method of our Scheduler component:

render() {
    return (
            title="My Scheduler"
            // other props...

With this, we have successfully added a title to our scheduler. When we run our application, we will see "My Scheduler" as the title of the scheduler.


Adding a title to the jqwidget-scheduler in ReactJS is as simple as passing a string to the title prop of the JqxScheduler component. This feature allows us to give a meaningful name to our scheduler, which can be very useful when we have multiple schedulers in our application.

Just as we label our physical diaries or calendars for better organization, adding a title to our digital scheduler aids in efficient task management. It's a subtle yet powerful tool that enhances the user experience. So the next time you use a jqwidget-scheduler, don't forget to give it a title!