What's New in this Release?

Aspose team is pleased to announce the release of Aspose.Tasks for Java 8.8.0. The notable improvements include capability to read additional data fields from Microsoft Project Database Server. Our documentation section, Migration from Earlier versions of the API, lists all the changes in the API that are part of this release. With this month’s release, we have enhanced the functionality of importing project data from MS Project Database in the sense that now more data fields can be read using the API. It now supports reading a task’s extended attributes and extended attribute definitions data from the database. As always, we have fixed a number of bugs that were affecting the API functionality. These include, problems with reading and saving Primavera project files such as duplication of hyperlinks in task notes, failure in saving loaded project file and certain exceptions, calculation problems related to remaining work, invalid dates on link types and wrong working days and reading summary task information Primavera Database correctly.  Below is the complete list of bug fixes and enhanced features included in this release.


  • Implement reading/writing TableField.WrapText and TableField.WrapHeader fields to mpp format
  • Implement reading/writing Table.LockFirstColumn and Table.AdjustHeaderRowHeight fields to mpp format
  • Implement reading/writing Table.RowHeight and Table.DateFormat fields to mpp format
  • Read Timeline View data from mpp format
  • Read Task.DisplayOnTimeline field
  • Implement Task ExtendedAttributes reading from MS Project DB
  • Implement ExtendedAttributeDefinitions reading from MS Project DB
  • Implement Calendar binary data reading from MSP database
  • Implement Export/Import Project Data as HTML
  • Implement reading/writing Table.ShowInMenu field for 2007-2013 mpp formats
  • Write Timeline View data to mpp
  • Implement Page Setup Header, Footer and Legend text writing to mpp
  • Implement Project DisplayOptions reading/writing
  • Date localization while exporting to PDF
  • StackOverflow exception raised while loading this MPP file
  • Resaving MPP duplicates hyperlink in Task Notes
  • Project can not be re-saved and gets stuck in loop
  • Values set against extended attributes in a task are not visible in MPP while opened in MSP
  • Extended attribute not maintained in MPP
  • Dates wrong on link type Finish to Finish with parent task
  • Wrong remaining work displayed in MSP 2010 using XML saved by Aspose.Tasks
  • IndexOutOfRangeException occurred during reading from Primavera DB
  • Wrong Working Days when saving to MPX
  • Cannot read summary task's data from Primavera DB correctly

Overview: Aspose.Tasks for Java

Aspose.Tasks is a non-graphical Java Project management component that enables Java applications to read, write & manage Project documents without utilizing MS Project. It supports reading MS Project Template (MPT) files as well as allows exporting project data to HTML, BMP, PNG, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, XPS, XAML and SVG formats. It reads & writes MS Project documents in both MPP & XML formats.  Developers can read & change tasks, recurring tasks, resources, resource assignments, relations & calendars

More about Aspose.Tasks for Java

- Homepage of Aspose.Tasks for Java: http://www.aspose.com/java/project-management-component.asp

- Download of Aspose.Tasks for Java: http://www.aspose.com/community/files/72/java-components/aspose.tasks-for-java/default.asp

- Online documentation of Aspose.Tasks for Java: http://www.aspose.com/docs/dashboard.actio

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