Using Scripts to Manage Project's General Options
Sample VBScript scripts that demonstrate how you can both retrieve and configure the Microsoft Project 2003 General options.
Mapping the Dialog Box to the Project Object Model
The options referenced in the following scripts correspond to the options found on the General tab of the Options dialog box. To access these options in Microsoft Project 2003, click Tools, click Options, and then click the General tab. A mapping between the options available in this dialog box and the Microsoft Project object model is shown below.
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 General tab in the Options dialog box in Microsoft Project 2003.
Const pjDoNotSave = 0 Set objProject = CreateObject("MSProject.Application") Set colProjects = objProject.Projects Set objDoc = colProjects.Add() Wscript.Echo "Open last file on startup: " & objProject.LoadLastFile Wscript.Echo "Prompt for project info on new projects: " & _ objProject.PromptForSummaryInfo Wscript.Echo "Set AutoFilter on for new projects: " & _ objProject.AutoFilter Wscript.Echo "Recently used file list: " & objProject.DisplayRecentFiles Wscript.Echo "Number of recently used files: " & _ objProject.RecentFilesMaximum Wscript.Echo "User name: " & objProject.UserName Wscript.Echo "Advice from Planning Wizard: " & _ objProject.DisplayPlanningWizard Wscript.Echo "Advice about using Microsoft Office Project: " & _ objProject.DisplayWizardUsage Wscript.Echo "Advice about scheduling: " & _ objProject.DisplayWizardScheduling Wscript.Echo "Advice about errors: " & objProject.DisplayWizardErrors Wscript.Echo "Automatically add new resources and tasks: " & _ objDoc.AutoAddResources Wscript.Echo "Default standard rate: " & _ objDoc.DefaultResourceStandardRate Wscript.Echo "Default overtime rate: " & _ objDoc.DefaultResourceOvertimeRate objProject.Quit(pjDoNotSave)
Sample Code for Modifying Values
Sample script that enables the option Open last file on startup.
Const pjDoNotSave = 0 Set objProject = CreateObject("MSProject.Application") Set colProjects = objProject.Projects Set objDoc = colProjects.Add() objProject.LoadLastFile = TRUE objProject.Quit(pjDoNotSave)
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