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Welcome to the Project 2013 VBA developer reference

The Project 2013 developer reference contains Help for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) that includes conceptual overviews, sample code, and references to help you develop solutions with Project 2013. Many of the topics are unchanged from VBA Help in Project 2010. New reporting features in Project 2013 integrate Office Art and add the related VBA classes.

Publication date of this reference: March 5, 2013

Project 2013 adds nine new classes, 297 new members, and three new enumerations with 229 constants. Most of the new members are for classes such as Chart, Report, ReportTable, Series, Shape, and ShapeRange that integrate Office Art with the new reporting features in Project. The new classes help to programmatically manage charts and reports, and integrate with Office Art features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Because the Project implementation of Office Art is similar to the Excel implementation, you can use related classes in Excel for more information. For example, see Chart Object (Excel) and Shapes Object (Excel) for more information about the Chart class and the Shapes class.

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F1 Help   In Project 2013, context-sensitive help is available only when you can access the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) online. Some class members, particularly for the new classes, do not have internal Help ID values, and so are not accessible with F1 Help. Enumerations also do not have Help ID values. You can browse the class properties, methods, and enumerations to get information about those members.

The Help IDs were recently updated on MSDN online; if you get the wrong page for a class or member, try pressing F1 again for that item. Some items also have duplicate Help IDs, which sends you to a redirector landing page where you can choose the correct topic.

When you highlight a class or member in the Visual Basic Object Browser or a code window and press F1, Help displays the class or member topic. To find a topic, you can also use the Search field or the Table of Contents in the Project Help window. Enumerations and constants are not accessible with F1 Help; for documentation of enumerations, you can browse the Enumerations list for Project 2013.

The Project Developer Reference (VBA Help) is accessible from the following locations:

  • In the MSDN Library. The Project 2013 Developer Reference includes the VBA Help topics for online use.

  • From the Microsoft Download Center. Updates to this reference are periodically published to the Microsoft Download Center. The Project 2013 SDK download includes the files necessary to browse VBA Help on your local machine. To download the latest version, see the Project 2013 SDK Download in the Microsoft Download Center.

The Project 2013 developer reference contains the following sections:

Project Professional 2013 and Project Standard 2013 can run macros or VBA code from custom groups in the Fluent user interface (the ribbon). You can also add commands to run COM add-ins to the ribbon, if you have signed the macros or made security settings to allow running macros. In the Backstage view, choose the Options command to open the Project Options dialog box. To set security options for macros and add-ins, choose Trust Center in the left pane of the Project Options dialog box, and then choose Trust Center Settings.

To manually add macros to the ribbon, choose Customize Ribbon in the left pane of the Project Options dialog box, and then do the following:

  1. In the right Customize the Ribbon list, create a custom group on the tab that you want. Select the new group.

  2. In the Choose commands from drop-down list on the left, choose Macros.

  3. Add the macro you want to the custom ribbon group. Commands can be added only to custom groups.

To programmatically add items to the ribbon, see the SetCustomUI method. For an example that runs a macro, see How to: Use VBA to Add a Custom Command to the Ribbon in the Project 2010 SDK.

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