Monday, April 16, 2012 Now Supported

A quick note that the IntelliGantt Add In for MS Project 2010 Standard or Professional now supports Office 365 and This means you can share projects to internal SharePoint sites using your regular windows credentials, to external SharePoint sites using Forms Based Authentication or to sites using Claims Based Authentication. The nice thing about all these options? You don't have to worry about selecting the right one, our IntelliGantt Add In figures it out for you.

Our IntelliGantt Web Part has of course been working with SharePoint online for a while. Now that the IntelliGantt Add In communicates with SharePoint online as well, the best way to sync and interact with tasks is ready. You have full mapping features available so that you can choose whether a field is updated bidirectionally, or is only owned by MS Project. This means no one will ever overwrite your start and due dates in MS Project again.

Here is the 'proof' screenshot:

But really, there's no better way than to check it out.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Better Way to Set Web Part Height

We've had customers ask us the best way to set the height of our IntelliGantt Web Part for SharePoint, which at first we thought was kind of odd as every SharePoint web part supports height and width adjustment as part of its Appearance. However, we quickly noticed that a Silverlight web part behaves differently. For example, if you set a specific height, then you get an unnecessary vertical scroll bar that is quite hackneyed. Worse yet, if you used the vertical scroll bar you noticed the specified height of the web part was duplicated with empty space as you scrolled down. This is due to a CSS style sheet being used (overflow:auto) that you cannot unset (ie. overflow:hidden).

So after a bit of experimentation we decided to introduce another way- our own 'Pixel Height' field so that behavior matches expectations. What you will want to do is set the 'Appearance' height to 'No, adjust height to fit in zone'. Then, in our 'IntelliGantt' category, you can specify the height in pixels you prefer. With this, we can explicitly tell SharePoint the height to use for the web part-- and no vertical scroll bar. For example: