New Technical Article: "Importing Project 2007 Tasks from Excel Using a Managed Code Add-In"


Jim has just posted a new technical article. Here are some details he sent me: 


 


The article “Importing Project 2007 Tasks from Excel Using a Managed Code Add-In” is now published in the Technical Articles section of the Project 2007 SDK.


 


Article URL:


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738433.aspx 


 


Associated download:


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=416b606a-88c8-496f-9ad3-9afa09780e12&displaylang=en 


 


The article:


  — Explains how to develop a Project add-in that integrates with Excel, using Visual Studio 2008


  — Summarizes the differences between C# and VB development for add-ins


  — Includes extensive C# and Visual Basic code examples


  — Explains examples of routines that validate and convert subsets of Excel task data for import


  — Handles multiple task predecessors


  — Shows a way to handle task predecessors that would create COM exceptions
  — Shows how to configure ClickOnce for deployment of the add-in


 


The download includes the complete C# and Visual Basic.NET code. Visual Studio Tools for Office (3.0), in Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2), now includes templates for Project 2003 and Project 2007 add-ins. The new templates and ClickOnce publishing make it *much* easier to develop, deploy, and update add-ins for all Office applications.


 


You can download the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2008 from http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx.