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.
— 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.