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iCal4j Examples - Filtering

This page provides examples of using iCal4j to filter iCal4j objects.

Filtering events

The correct way to filter events according to the spec (RFC2445) would be to construct a VFREEBUSY request that represents the properties of events that you are interested in. You would then pass this request as an argument to the constructor of a new VFREEBUSY, along with the list of components (events) you want to inspect to derive a VFREEBUSY instance that represents the consumed/free time based on the specified events (see the API Documentation for more information).

If instead you would like to identify specific events occurring within a time frame, you can use iCal4j filters to filter components within a specified period. For example, to filter a list of events only occurring today you might do the following:

java.util.Calendar today = java.util.Calendar.getInstance();
today.set(java.util.Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, 0);

// create a period starting now with a duration of one (1) day..
Period period = new Period(new DateTime(today.getTime()), new Dur(1, 0, 0, 0));
Filter filter = new Filter(new PeriodRule(period));

List eventsToday = filter.filter(calendar.getComponents(Component.VEVENT));