This article demonstrates how to convert a Microsoft Project data to a PDF file using Aspose.Tasks for C++ which is an easy to use API for manipulating project files. This API provides reading and writing of MPP files without using Microsoft Project. If you do not have Aspose.Tasks for C++ API installed, please follow the instructions given on installation page.
The .mpp is the default file extension introduced by Microsoft Project. It typically contains a list of tasks that make up a particular project and allow the critical path of a project to be defined. PDF is a “multi-platform” file type supported by all existing platforms like Windows, Linux and MAC etc.
Convert a Project MPP to a Single PDF
Aspose.Tasks for C++ simplifies the functionality of exporting any project data to PDF in your C++ based applications with a two-step process:
- Load a project file
- Save it as a PDF
The following code snippet demonstrates the conversion of a project file to a single PDF file.
// Read the input Project file System::SharedPtr<Project> project = System::MakeObject<Project>(dataDir + u"Project.mpp"); // Save the Project as PDF project->Save(dataDir + u"SaveProjectAsPDF_out.pdf", Aspose::Tasks::Saving::SaveFileFormat::PDF);
Convert a Project MPP to Multiple PDF Files
Aspose.Tasks for C++ also allows to render complete project data into multiple PDF files by setting the SaveToSeparateFiles flag to TRUE as demonstrated below:
System::SharedPtr<Project> project = System::MakeObject<Project>(dataDir + u"Software Development Plan.mpp"); System::SharedPtr<PdfSaveOptions> saveOptions = System::MakeObject<PdfSaveOptions>(); saveOptions->set_SaveToSeparateFiles(true); saveOptions->set_Pages(System::MakeObject<System::Collections::Generic::List<int32_t>>()); saveOptions->get_Pages()->Add(1); saveOptions->get_Pages()->Add(4); project->Save(dataDir + u"SaveToMultiplePDFFiles_out.pdf", System::StaticCast<Aspose::Tasks::Saving::SaveOptions>(saveOptions));
For more information regarding adjusting the column size and font settings while converting any MPP to a PDF, you may go through Convert Project to PDF in the C++ section of the API documentation.