Using Scripts to Manage Project's Interface Options
Sample VBScript scripts that demonstrate how you can both retrieve and configure the Microsoft Project 2003 Interface options.
Mapping the Dialog Box to the Project Object Model
The options referenced in the following scripts correspond to the options found on the Interface tab of the Options dialog box. To access these options in Microsoft Project 2003, click Tools, click Options, and then click the Interface tab. A mapping between the options available in this dialog box and the Microsoft Project object model is shown below.
Note that the items shown in orange do not have a corresponding property in the Project object model. The current value for these items cannot be returned using the script for retrieving property values; however, the values can be configured using the OptionsInterface method. A sample script using OptionsInterface is included on this page.
The scripts shown on this page were tested using Microsoft Project 2003. At least some of the functionality is likely to work on any version of Microsoft Project that supports Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); however, the scripts have not been tested using any of these other versions.
Sample Code for Retrieving Values
Sample script that retrieves the configuration information found on the Interface tab in the Options dialog box in Microsoft Project 2003.
Set objProject = CreateObject("MSProject.Application") Set colProjects = objProject.Projects Set objDoc = colProjects.Add() Wscript.Echo "Display Project Guide: " & objProject.DisplayProjectGuide Wscript.Echo "Project Guide functionality and layout page: " & _ objDoc.ProjectGuideUseDefaultFunctionalLayoutPage Wscript.Echo "Project Guide content: " & objDoc.ProjectGuideUseDefaultContent objProject.Quit
Sample Code for Modifying Values
Sample script that disables the option Display Project Guide.
Set objProject = CreateObject("MSProject.Application") Set colProjects = objProject.Projects Set objDoc = colProjects.Add() objProject.DisplayProjectGuide = FALSE objProject.Quit
Sample Code for Modifying Values Without Corresponding Properties
Sample script that disables the following four Microsoft Project options (in order):
Edits to start and finish dates
Edits to work, units or duration
Deletions in the Name column
Set objProject = CreateObject("MSProject.Application") Set colProjects = objProject.Projects Set objDoc = colProjects.Add() errReturn = objProject.OptionsInterface(FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE) objProject.Quit(pjDoNotSave)
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- Calculation Options
- Calendar Options
- Collaborate Options
- Earned Value Options
- Edit Options
- General Options
- Save Options
- Schedule Options
- Security Options
- Spelling Options
- View Options