I know that you can use the Calendar overlay to add different colours to a Calendar app. However, I have a calendar view based on a list and would like to have different colours for the different statuses of each event. Is this possible either through code or some functionality in SharePoint 2013.

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Not really, I can only think of the following work-around:

  • Include the status of the event in the event's title
  • use CSS selectors to change the color

For example, this will change the color of all elements that have a draft status indicated in the title:

    background-color: red;

To use the CSS, preferably don't edit the existing CSS file but use the alternateCSS property or use this guidance: Customize your SharePoint site UI by using JavaScript

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