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Events.ReadEventsList Method

Gets a list of Project Server events.

Namespace:  [Events Web service]
Service reference: http://ServerName:32843/[Project Service Application GUID]/PSI/Events.svc
Web service reference: http://ServerName/ProjectServerName/_vti_bin/PSI/Events.asmx?wsdl

[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/Events/ReadEventsList", RequestNamespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/Events/", 
	ResponseNamespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/Events/", 
	Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
public EventsDataSet ReadEventsList()

Return Value

Type: [Events Web service].EventsDataSet
The EventsDataSet includes the event ID, event name, and source of the event.

Event sources are Project Server entities such as Project, Calendar, Custom Field, LookupTable, and so on. The event names include pre-events and post-events. For example, the Project Publishing pre-event is triggered when you make a PSI call to publish a project and before the project is published. The Project Published post-event is triggered after the project is saved in the Published database.

Project Server Permissions

Permission

Description

ManageServerEvents

Allows a user to manage event handlers for server-side events. Global permission.

The following example shows use of the ReadEventsList method. After creating and modifying an event handler and writing the unmodified dataset and the modified dataset to two separate XML files, the application uses ReadEventsList to retrieve a list of all Project Server events and then write them to a third XML file.

The example uses the SvcEvent namespace in the ProjectServerServices.dll proxy assembly.

NoteNote

In some cases, it could take as long as 60 seconds for the event handler association process to complete. A sleep interval must be set so that there is enough time for this process to finish. Otherwise, a dataset indexing error might terminate the application. If the application does run without completing a previous step, the outcome will not be reliable. In this example, the time allowed for creating the event handler is 45 seconds and the time allowed for accessing the event handler is 5 seconds. In a specific environment, experimentation is needed to determine the amount of time that is required for these operations to complete.

The ConfigClientEndpoints method uses an app.config file for setting the WCF binding, behavior, and endpoint. For information about creating a PSI proxy assembly and an app.config file, see Prerequisites for WCF-Based Code Samples.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Xml;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using PSLibrary = Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Library;
using Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Events;

namespace ManageEventHandler
{
    class Program
    {
        private static SvcEvents.EventsClient eventsClient;
        private const string ENDPOINT_EVENTS = "basicHttp_Events";

        // Change the output directory for your computer.
        private const string OUTPUT_FILES = @"C:\Project\Samples\Output\";
        private static string outFileCreatedEH;
        private static string outFileUpdatedEH;
        private static string outFileAllEvents;

        private static int dbWriteInterval = 35000;
        private static int dbReadInterval = 5000;

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("\nStart Time: {0}", DateTime.Now.ToString());
            Stopwatch timer = new Stopwatch();
            timer.Start();

            // Set path and file name for output files and configure web service client endpoints.
            outFileCreatedEH = OUTPUT_FILES + "MEH_CreatedHandler.xml";
            outFileUpdatedEH = OUTPUT_FILES + "MEH_CreatedHandlerUpdated.xml";
            outFileAllEvents = OUTPUT_FILES + "MEH_AllEvents.xml";

            ConfigClientEndpoints();

            try
            {
                // Create an instance of an event handler dataset with one row.
                SvcEvents.EventHandlersDataSet eventHandlerDS = new SvcEvents.EventHandlersDataSet();
                SvcEvents.EventHandlersDataSet.EventHandlersRow ehRow = eventHandlerDS.EventHandlers.NewEventHandlersRow();

                // Add CustomFieldsCreated event handler registration information to the row.
                Guid uid = Guid.NewGuid();
                ehRow.EventHandlerUid = uid;
                ehRow.Name = "Custom Fields Created Event Handler";
                ehRow.AssemblyName =
                    "TestCreatedCustomField, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f94f2907cf07bc7c";
                ehRow.ClassName =
                    "Microsoft.SDK.Project.Samples.EventHandlers.TestCreatedCustomField.WriteCustomFieldCreatedEvent";
                ehRow.EventId = (int)SvcEvents.PSEventID.CustomFieldsCreated;
                ehRow.Description = "Test the OnCreated event handler for custom fields.";
                ehRow.Order = 1;
                eventHandlerDS.EventHandlers.AddEventHandlersRow(ehRow.EventHandlerUid, ehRow.Name,
                    ehRow.AssemblyName, ehRow.ClassName, ehRow.EventId, ehRow.Description, ehRow.Order);

                // Associate the event handler with the CustomFieldCreated event.
                eventsClient.CreateEventHandlerAssociations(eventHandlerDS);
                DisplayComment("\nCreating and storing a CustomFieldCreated event handler...", "Yellow");
                Thread.CurrentThread.Join(dbWriteInterval);
                DisplayTime(timer);

                // Retrieve the new event handler from the dataset by using its event identifier. 
                SvcEvents.EventHandlersDataSet initEvDS = eventsClient.ReadEventHandlerAssociationsForEvent(SvcEvents.PSEventID.CustomFieldsCreated);
                DisplayComment("\nRetrieving the new event handler from the database...", "Yellow");
                Thread.CurrentThread.Join(dbReadInterval);
                DisplayTime(timer);

                initEvDS.WriteXml(outFileCreatedEH);

                string currDesc = "\nDescription field of the retrieved event handler: \n  " + initEvDS.EventHandlers[0].Description;
                DisplayComment(currDesc, "White");


                // Modify the event handler description field and update the dataset.
                initEvDS.EventHandlers[0].Description = "This is the modified event handler description.";

                eventsClient.UpdateEventHandlerAssociations(initEvDS);
                DisplayComment("\nModifying the description field and updating the event handler...", "Yellow");
                Thread.CurrentThread.Join(dbWriteInterval);
                DisplayTime(timer);


                // Retrieve the event handler from the dataset by using its event identifier. 
                SvcEvents.EventHandlersDataSet updEvDS = eventsClient.ReadEventHandlerAssociationsForEvent(SvcEvents.PSEventID.CustomFieldsCreated);
                DisplayComment("\nRetrieving the updated event handler...", "Yellow");
                Thread.CurrentThread.Join(dbReadInterval);
                DisplayTime(timer);

                currDesc = "\nDescription field of the updated event handler: \n  " + updEvDS.EventHandlers[0].Description;
                DisplayComment(currDesc, "White");

                updEvDS.WriteXml(outFileUpdatedEH);

                // Compare the original and the modified description fields to verify that the dataset was updated.
                int same = eventHandlerDS.EventHandlers[0].Description.CompareTo(updEvDS.EventHandlers[0].Description);

                if (same == 0)
                {
                    Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red;
                    Console.WriteLine("\nThe description field was not modified during the alloted time.");
                    Console.ResetColor();

                }
                else
                {
                    Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Cyan;
                    Console.WriteLine(
                        "\n\nThe CustomFieldCreated event handler description has been modified \n  from '{0}' \n  to '{1}'",
                        eventHandlerDS.EventHandlers[0].Description, updEvDS.EventHandlers[0].Description, ".");
                    Console.ResetColor();
                }

                // Read the list of all events and write them to an output file.
                SvcEvents.EventsDataSet AllEventsDS = new SvcEvents.EventsDataSet();
                AllEventsDS = eventsClient.ReadEventsList();
                AllEventsDS.WriteXml(outFileAllEvents);
            }

            catch (FaultException fault)
            {
                Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red;
                // Use the WCF FaultException, because the ASMX SoapException does not 
                // exist in a WCF-based application.
                WriteFaultOutput(fault);
                Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Yellow;

            }
            finally
            {
                DisplayTime(timer);
                Console.ResetColor();
                Console.Write("\nPress any key to exit... ");
                Console.ReadKey(true);
            }
        }


        // Use the endpoint defined in app.config to configure the client.
        public static void ConfigClientEndpoints()
        {
            eventsClient = new SvcEvents.EventsClient(ENDPOINT_EVENTS);
        }

        public static void DisplayTime(Stopwatch timer)
        {

            // Pause the timer and display the current accumulated time in seconds.
            timer.Stop();
            TimeSpan ts = timer.Elapsed;
            string elapsedTime = String.Format("\n\tElapsed time: {0:F4} seconds ({1:F2} minutes) ",
                ts.TotalSeconds, ts.TotalMinutes);
            Console.WriteLine(elapsedTime);
            timer.Start();
        }

        public static void DisplayComment(string comment, string color)
        {
            switch (color)
            {
                case "White": Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White; break;
                case "Red": Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red; break;
                case "Yellow": Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Yellow; break;
                case "Cyan": Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Cyan; break;
                default: Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White; break;
            }

            Console.WriteLine("\n\n" + comment);
            Console.ResetColor();
        }

        // Extract a PSClientError object from the WCF FaultException object, and
        // then display the exception details and each error in the PSClientError stack.
        private static void WriteFaultOutput(FaultException fault)
        {
            string errAttributeName;
            string errAttribute;
            string errOut;
            string errMess = "".PadRight(30, '=') + "\r\n"
                + "Error details: \n" + "\r\n";

            PSLibrary.PSClientError error = Helpers.GetPSClientError(fault, out errOut);
            errMess += errOut;

            PSLibrary.PSErrorInfo[] errors = error.GetAllErrors();
            PSLibrary.PSErrorInfo thisError;

            for (int i = 0; i < errors.Length; i++)
            {
                thisError = errors[i];
                errMess += "\r\n".PadRight(30, '=') + "\r\nPSClientError output:\r\n\n";
                errMess += thisError.ErrId.ToString() + "\n";

                for (int j = 0; j < thisError.ErrorAttributes.Length; j++)
                {
                    errAttributeName = thisError.ErrorAttributeNames()[j];
                    errAttribute = thisError.ErrorAttributes[j];
                    errMess += "\r\n\t" + errAttributeName
                        + ": " + errAttribute;
                }
            }
            Console.WriteLine(errMess);
        }

        // Helper methods: GetPSClientError.
        class Helpers
        {
            // Helper method: GetPSClientError.         
            /// <summary>
            /// Extract a PSClientError object from the ServiceModel.FaultException,
            /// for use in output of the GetPSClientError stack of errors.
            /// </summary>
            /// <param name="e"></param>
            /// <param name="errOut">Shows that FaultException has more information 
            /// about the errors than PSClientError has. FaultException can also contain 
            /// other types of errors, such as failure to connect to the server.</param>
            /// <returns>PSClientError object, for enumerating errors.</returns>
            public static PSLibrary.PSClientError GetPSClientError(FaultException e,
                                                                   out string errOut)
            {
                const string PREFIX = "GetPSClientError() returns null: ";
                errOut = string.Empty;
                PSLibrary.PSClientError psClientError = null;

                if (e == null)
                {
                    errOut = PREFIX + "Null parameter (FaultException e) passed in.";
                    psClientError = null;
                }
                else
                {
                    // Get a ServiceModel.MessageFault object.
                    var messageFault = e.CreateMessageFault();

                    if (messageFault.HasDetail)
                    {
                        using (var xmlReader = messageFault.GetReaderAtDetailContents())
                        {
                            var xml = new XmlDocument();
                            xml.Load(xmlReader);

                            var serverExecutionFault = xml["ServerExecutionFault"];
                            if (serverExecutionFault != null)
                            {
                                var exceptionDetails = serverExecutionFault["ExceptionDetails"];
                                if (exceptionDetails != null)
                                {
                                    try
                                    {
                                        errOut = exceptionDetails.InnerXml + "\r\n";
                                        psClientError =
                                            new PSLibrary.PSClientError(exceptionDetails.InnerXml);
                                    }
                                    catch (InvalidOperationException ex)
                                    {
                                        errOut = PREFIX + "Unable to convert fault exception info ";
                                        errOut += "a valid Project Server error message. Message: \n\t";
                                        errOut += ex.Message;
                                        psClientError = null;
                                    }
                                }
                                else
                                {
                                    errOut = PREFIX + "The FaultException e is a ServerExecutionFault, "
                                        + "but does not have ExceptionDetails.";
                                }
                            }
                            else
                            {
                                errOut = PREFIX + "The FaultException e is not a ServerExecutionFault.";
                            }
                        }
                    }
                    else // There is no detail in the MessageFault.
                    {
                        errOut = PREFIX + "The FaultException e does not have any detail.";
                    }
                }
                errOut += "\r\n" + e.ToString() + "\r\n";
                return psClientError;
            }


        }
    }
}



The following is an example of the MEH_CreatedHandler.xml output file that the application saves.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="true"?>
<EventHandlersDataSet xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/EventHandlersDataSet/"> 
<EventHandlers> 
<EventHandlerUid>d4d0a891-02cd-4c5a-9c08-a3f88b295270</EventHandlerUid> 
<Name>Custom Fields Created Event Handler</Name>
<AssemblyName>TestCreatedCustomField, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f94f2907cf07bc7c</AssemblyName> <ClassName>Microsoft.SDK.Project.Samples.EventHandlers.TestCreatedCustomField.WriteCustomFieldCreatedEvent</ClassName> <EventId>26</EventId>
<Description>Test the OnCreated event handler for custom fields.</Description>
<Order>1</Order> 
</EventHandlers>
</EventHandlersDataSet>


The following is an example of the MEH_CreatedHandlerUpdated.xml output file that the application saves.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="true"?>
<EventHandlersDataSet xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/EventHandlersDataSet/">
<EventHandlers>
<EventHandlerUid>d4d0a891-02cd-4c5a-9c08-a3f88b295270</EventHandlerUid>
<Name>Custom Fields Created Event Handler</Name>
<AssemblyName>TestCreatedCustomField, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f94f2907cf07bc7c</AssemblyName> <ClassName>Microsoft.SDK.Project.Samples.EventHandlers.TestCreatedCustomField.WriteCustomFieldCreatedEvent</ClassName> <EventId>26</EventId>
<Description>This is the modified event handler description.</Description>
<Order>1</Order>
</EventHandlers>
</EventHandlersDataSet>


The following is an example of the MEH_AllEvents.xml output files that the application saves.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="true"?>
<EventsDataSet xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/project/server/webservices/EventsDataSet/"> -<Event> <EventId>0</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>ReportingPeriodUpdated</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>1</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>ReportingPeriodUpdating</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>2</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>LineClassUpdated</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>3</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>LineClassUpdating</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>4</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>StatusReportsDeleted</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>5</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>StatusReportsDeleting</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>10</EventId><SourceName>Admin</SourceName> <EventName>AdSyncERPSynchronized</EventName></Event>
…
<Event><EventId>197</EventId><SourceName>UserDelegation</SourceName> <EventName>Activating</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>198</EventId><SourceName>UserDelegation</SourceName> <EventName>Changed</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>199</EventId><SourceName>UserDelegation</SourceName> <EventName>Changing</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>200</EventId><SourceName>UserDelegation</SourceName> <EventName>Deactivated</EventName></Event> 
<Event><EventId>201</EventId><SourceName>UserDelegation</SourceName> <EventName>Deactivating</EventName></Event> 
</EventsDataSet>

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