Tasks Center Web Part

Tasks Center is a Web Part that you can add to a custom Web Part Page in Microsoft Office Project Web Access. With this Web Part, current users can see a list of their own assignments on tasks from one or more projects.

After you have created a page using the Tasks Center Web Part:

  • You can review your own assignments.

  • You can reassign tasks to another team member, if you have the permission to do so.

  • You can sort on any column in the table by clicking the heading. Columns include Task Name, Start, Finish, Progress, and Resource Name.

  • The project server administrator can add more columns to the Tasks Center Web Part.

Custom properties of the Tasks Center Web Part

The following table describes unique properties for the Tasks Center Web Part, which you can view or change after you have added the Web Part to a page. On the Edit menu of the Tasks Center Web Part, click Modify Shared Web Part. These properties are available in the Project Web Access section.

Property

Description

Show Project Name

Select this check box to display the names of the projects with the assignments listed in the view. Clear this check box to hide project names. By default, this check box is selected.

Show Only Current Tasks

Select this check box to display assignments taking place during the current time period. Clear this check box to display all assignments, past and future. By default, this check box is selected.

Items Per Page

Enter the number of assignments to be shown on each page. By default, 30 items are shown per page.

Group Indent Width

Enter the amount of space that assignments grouped under a category should be indented. By default, groupings are indented 30 pixels.

Duration Format

Select the unit of time preferred for durations, for example, hours, days, or weeks. By default, the duration format is Days.

Work Format

Select the unit of time preferred for work, for example, hours, days, or weeks. By default, the work time format is Days.

Date Format

Select the format that you prefer for dates, for example, Short Date/Time or Weekday/Date. By default, the date format is Short Date.

Show Menu Bar

Select this check box if you want to show the Web Part menu bar, which includes the New, Actions, Go To, Settings, and View menus. Clear this check box if you want to hide this menu bar. By default, this check box is selected.

Show Toolbar

Select this check box if you want to show the Web Part toolbar, which includes the Reassign Work, Self-Assign Team Tasks, Delete, Import Timesheet, and Print buttons. Clear this check box if you want to hide this toolbar. By default, this check box is cleared.

Project Web Access URL

If this Web Part will be used outside the context of Project Web Access, enter the Web address for the Project Server that contains the data for this Web Part.

Common properties of Web Parts

All Web Parts share a common set of properties that control their appearance, layout, and advanced characteristics.

Note: The common Web Part properties that you see in the tool pane may be different from what is documented in this section for several reasons:

  • To see the Advanced section in the tool pane, you must have appropriate permission.

  • For a specific Web Part, a Web Part developer may have chosen not to display one or more of these common properties or may have chosen to create and display additional properties that are not listed below in the Appearance, Layout, and Advanced sections of the tool pane.

  • Some permission and property settings may disable or hide Web Part properties.

Appearance

Property

Description

Title

Specifies the title of the Web Part that appears in the Web Part title bar.

Height

Specifies the height of the Web Part.

Width

Specifies the width of the Web Part.

Chrome State

Specifies whether the entire Web Part appears on the page when a user opens the Web Part Page. By default, the chrome state is set to Normal and the entire Web Part appears. Only the title bar appears when the state is set to Minimized.

Chrome Type

Specifies whether the title bar and border of the Web Part frame are displayed.

Layout

Property

Description

Hidden

Specifies whether the Web Part is visible when a user opens the Web Part Page. If the check box is cleared, the Web Part is visible only when you are designing the page and has the suffix (Hidden) appended to the title.

You can hide a Web Part if you want to use it to provide data to another Web Part through a Web Part connection, but you don't want to display the Web Part.

Direction

Specifies the direction of the text in the Web Part content. For example, Arabic is a right-to-left language; English and most other European languages are left-to-right languages.

Zone

Specifies the zone on the Web Part Page where the Web Part is located.

Note: Zones on the Web Part Page are not listed in the list box when you do not have permission to modify the zone.

Zone Index

Specifies the position of the Web Part in a zone when the zone contains more than one Web Part.

To specify the order, type a positive integer in the text box.

If the Web Parts in the zone are ordered from top to bottom, a value of 1 means that the Web Part appears at the top of the zone. If the Web Parts in the zone are ordered from left to right, a value of 1 means that the Web Part appears on the left of the zone.

For example, when you add a Web Part to an empty zone that is ordered from top to bottom, the Zone Index is 1. When you add a second Web Part to the bottom of the zone, its Zone Index is 2. To move the second Web Part to the top of the zone, type 1, and then type 2 for the first Web Part.

Note: Each Web Part in the zone must have a unique Zone Index value. Therefore, changing the Zone Index value for the current Web Part can also change the Zone Index value for other Web Parts in the zone.

Advanced

Property

Description

Allow Minimize

Specifies whether the Web Part can be minimized.

Allow Close

Specifies whether the Web Part can be removed from the Web Part Page.

Allow Hide

Specifies whether the Web Part can be hidden.

Allow Zone Change

Specifies whether the Web Part can be moved to a different zone.

Allow Connections

Specifies whether the Web Part can participate in connections with other Web Parts.

Allow Editing in Personal View

Specifies whether the Web Part properties can be modified in a personal view.

Export Mode

Specifies the level of data that is permitted to be exported for this Web Part.

Title URL

Specifies the URL of a file containing additional information about the Web Part. The file is displayed in a separate browser window when you click the Web Part title.

Description

Specifies the ScreenTip that appears when you rest the mouse pointer on the Web Part title or Web Part icon. The value of this property is used when you search for Web Parts by using the Search command on the Find Web Parts menu of the tool pane in the following Web Part galleries: Site, Virtual Server, and Web Part Page.

Help URL

Specifies the location of a file containing Help information about the Web Part. The Help information is displayed in a separate browser window when you click the Help command on the Web Part menu.

Help Mode

Specifies how a browser will display Help content for a Web Part.

Select one of the following:

  • Modal Opens a separate browser window, if the browser has this capability. A user must close the window before returning to the Web page.

  • Modeless Opens a separate browser window, if the browser has this capability. A user does not have to close the window before returning to the Web page. This is the default value.

  • NavigateOpens the Web page in the current browser window.

Note: Even though custom Microsoft ASP.NET Web Parts support this property, default Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Help topics open only in a separate browser window.

Catalog Icon Image URL

Specifies the location of a file containing an image to be used as the Web Part icon in the Web Part List. The image size must be 16 by 16 pixels.

Title Icon Image URL

Specifies the location of a file containing an image to be used in the Web Part title bar. The image size must be 16 by 16 pixels.

Import Error Message

Specifies a message that appears if there is a problem importing the Web Part.

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