Content of the Project Guide XML document

The structure and content for the Project Guide are defined within an XML file. XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is used to create dynamic content for your browser, and in this case, the Project Guide. The default XML document that is used by Project is a compiled document called Gbui.xml. On the CD that accompanies this book, you can find an uncompiled version of this file that you can edit. You can also can download this editable version from the Microsoft Web site as part of the Project Guide Software Developer's Kit (also known as the Project Guide SDK). The URL for the Project Guide SDK is as follows: da8-4c43-b7bc-7ecce1bd136e&displaylang=en

The SDK also contains the sample code for several Project Guide examples. You only need a basic ability to read and modify XML, because the XML structure, or schema, is fairly simple. To customize the Project Guide, you modify the XML document and replace the default Gbui.xml document with your own customized version. Then, you configure your project to use the new customized guide instead of the default Project Guide.

The Project Guide displays a series of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) pages in the side pane based on the XML document. HTML is the language that is widely used to display content for your browser. The level of complexity of the HTML pages that are used by the Project Guide depends on the complexity of the functionality being implemented.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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