Breaking The Silence

It has been a while.  In addition to my daily project work, I am working on several side projects in various states of readiness: 1.)  Project Pro add-in for managing security 2.)  Project-Pro adding for managing custom fields 3.)  Schedule analyzer 4.)  Lookup table value import tool 5.)  Algorithms for overcoming the 1000-row project queue…

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MpFx Walkthrough: Creating the ProjectServer Object & Enumerating Project Information

I am taking a little break from my current project.  Whew. Only such much you can cram into your brain about SharePoint in one unbroken period of time. Today’s topic starts at the beginning of mpFx:  How to create a ProjectServer object.  I will also demonstrate enumerating project information.  The code sample and an update…

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mpFx: Simon Demo

Simon from Australia needed an example of how to use mpFx to create projects, resources, tasks, and assignments.  Here it is: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=mpFx&DownloadId=4636. Here is the source: 1: using System; 2: using System.Web.Services.Protocols; 3: using Mcs.Epm.MicrosoftProject.mpFx; 4: using Mcs.Epm.MicrosoftProject.mpFx.ProjectsWebService; 5: using Mcs.Epm.MicrosoftProject.mpFx.ResourcesWebService; 6: using Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Library; 7: using DataStoreEnum=Mcs.Epm.MicrosoftProject.mpFx.ProjectsWebService.DataStoreEnum; 8: using Resource = Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Library.Resource; 9:  10: namespace…

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mpFx 1.0 Preview Released to MSDN Code Gallery

The preview of mpFx 1.0 has been released to MSDN Code Gallery.  The tool I built to showcase some of the library’s functionality, mpFxClient, is installed along with the source.  Get it here. I want to be clear that this is a preview release.  None of the tools, plugins, or source code is supported by…

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mpFx 1.0 Preview Release – Update II

Not that anybody is reading this, but I like to write 🙂 A while back, I reserved the .mpfx.org domain.    For now, I have it forwarding to colbyafrica.com.  Check it out here.  My personal website is hosted by Yahoo Small Business, which uses technology other than the Microsoft stack.  As you might imagine, I am…

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MpFx Preview: To Be Released to MSDN Code Gallery Next Weekend!

This a post long in the making.  Over a year ago, I started working on a Microsoft Project 2003 to Microsoft Project Server 2007 migration.  The learning curve was steep.  I had taken a hiatus from developing solutions with Microsoft Project—a long hiatus, really.  The last time I seriously did any development with Microsoft Project,…

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Microsoft Project mpFx Client – Application Architecture: IMpfxClientPlugin

I needed a test harness for mpFx, so I built a simple WinForms application and wrote little utilities that used the primary libraries.  As the feature set grew, the test harness started to become unwieldy and frankly not very pretty.  This fact, coupled with the other requirement I had regarding finding a way to tie…

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