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April 13, 2015

Breaking Changes in Project Server Update?

Filed under: Managed Client OM, Project Server — Tags: , — Peter Holpar @ 21:02

Recently I have extended the Visual Studio solution, that includes the code sample for a former blog post, illustrating how to register Project Server event handlers via the managed client object model.

When I wanted to build the solution, the build was broken because of a compile time error in the code I have not change since last November:

‘Microsoft.ProjectServer.Client.EventHandlerCreationInformation’ does not contain a definition for ‘CancelOnError’


I’ve opened the corresponding assembly (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.ProjectServer.Client.dll) in Reflector,  and found that there is really no CancelOnError property defined on the class Microsoft.ProjectServer.Client.EventHandlerCreationInformation.


Based on the official documentation, this property should exist, and I’m sure I was able to compile my code, so it existed at that time.

Our developer environment was recently patched from the SP1 patch level to the February 2015 PU patch level, so it must have been “lost” that time.

I found another VM that is at the RTM level, checked the same class in the same assembly, and found the property defined:


Note: the problem affects not only the managed client object model, but the JavaScript object model and the server-side object model as well. It should affect the out-of-the box feature receiver described in my former post, and all of the packages that rely on this functionality.

We have the same issue on the server side as well. Both of the the classes Microsoft.ProjectServer.EventHandlerCreationInformation and Microsoft.ProjectServer.EventHandler (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\CONFIG\BIN\Microsoft.ProjectServer.dll) had the CancelOnError property in the previous version, but it is simply no more defined without any official warning on the change, causing both server side and client side code referring to this property to fail.


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