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  • Hi All

    We have a requirement like developing Plug-In for MS Project 2007 . This requirement includes pop-up window at the time of project Manager entering  project resource Names. We need to handle these pop-up's and send automatic Electronic Emails based on task Dead Lines. i.e If one task will complete on 23rd June, then automatically our program will send a mail on 18th June( 5 Days Before).
    Our Plug-In must support all of the above functionality.

    Is it possible by using 2010 SDK?

    Please provide your valuable suggestions regarding this.

    Regards

    Ramesh Naidu

    Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:55 AM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    If by Plug-in you mean add-in, then yes you can. You will need Visual Studio 2010 for Project 201, but 2008 works for 2007.
     
    I would however question the need for an automatic email generator. My experience (and that of a number of other people on this group) is that automated emails very quickly get treated as junk mail and rules set up to automatically send them to the trash can. I personally would very quickly send the emails to the trash bin or a separate folder that I would ignore unless I had no access to a copy of the schedule and the email was the only way I was told about the work. In many cases 5d warning is not enough and in other cases 5d is too much.
     
    I would try a period manually sending emails for a while to confirm the tool will be useful before taking on the time and cost of creating and implementing the solution.

    --

    Rod Gill
    Microsoft MVP for Project - http://www.project-systems.co.nz
     
    Author of the only book on Project VBA, see: http://www.projectvbabook.com
     

     
    "Ramesh Naidu" wrote in message news:cd7e4109-8e9e-462e-9370-4ac249613570...

    Hi All

    We have a requirement like developing Plug-In for MS Project 2007 . This requirement includes pop-up window at the time of project Manager entering  project resource Names. We need to handle these pop-up's and send automatic Electronic Emails based on task Dead Lines. i.e If one task will complete on 23rd June, then automatically our program will send a mail on 18th June( 5 Days Before).
    Our Plug-In must support all of the above functionality.

    Is it possible by using 2010 SDK?

    Please provide your valuable suggestions regarding this.

    Regards

    Ramesh Naidu



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    Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:14 AM
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  • Hi,
     
    If by Plug-in you mean add-in, then yes you can. You will need Visual Studio 2010 for Project 201, but 2008 works for 2007.
     
    I would however question the need for an automatic email generator. My experience (and that of a number of other people on this group) is that automated emails very quickly get treated as junk mail and rules set up to automatically send them to the trash can. I personally would very quickly send the emails to the trash bin or a separate folder that I would ignore unless I had no access to a copy of the schedule and the email was the only way I was told about the work. In many cases 5d warning is not enough and in other cases 5d is too much.
     
    I would try a period manually sending emails for a while to confirm the tool will be useful before taking on the time and cost of creating and implementing the solution.

    --

    Rod Gill
    Microsoft MVP for Project - http://www.project-systems.co.nz
     
    Author of the only book on Project VBA, see: http://www.projectvbabook.com
     

     
    "Ramesh Naidu" wrote in message news:cd7e4109-8e9e-462e-9370-4ac249613570...

    Hi All

    We have a requirement like developing Plug-In for MS Project 2007 . This requirement includes pop-up window at the time of project Manager entering  project resource Names. We need to handle these pop-up's and send automatic Electronic Emails based on task Dead Lines. i.e If one task will complete on 23rd June, then automatically our program will send a mail on 18th June( 5 Days Before).
    Our Plug-In must support all of the above functionality.

    Is it possible by using 2010 SDK?

    Please provide your valuable suggestions regarding this.

    Regards

    Ramesh Naidu



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    The one and only Project VBA Book Rod Gill Project Management
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:14 AM
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  • Hi Rod Gill

    Sorry for late reply...

    If possible, can you show me the way, how to create a pop-up in MS Project 2007.

    When, project manager open MS Propject , Tools--> Assign Resources--> Resource Name..

    then he will automatically view the pop-up and asks him to enter e-mail id.

    Waiting for your reply...

     

    Thanks in Advance

    Regards

    Ramesh Naidu

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:03 AM