How to Get MPP Metadata Using C++

In order to extract MPP metadata, we’ll use

Aspose.Tasks for C++

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document metadata extraction API for C++ platform. You can download its latest version directly, just open


package manager, search for Aspose.Tasks.Cpp and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Tasks.Cpp

Steps to Extract Metadata of MPP via C++

  • Load MPP file
  • Use methods like DefaultTaskType, DefaultStandardRate for required properties
  • Print properties

System Requirements

Aspose.Tasks for C++ supports on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Please make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with C++ Runtime Environment for Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 bit and Linux 64 bit.
  • Aspose.Tasks for C++ DLL referenced in your project.

Extract Metadata of MPP - C++

// Create project
System::SharedPtr<Project> project = System::MakeObject<Project>(dataDir + u"DefaultProperties.mpp");
// Display default properties
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"New Task Default Start: ") + project->Get<System::DateTime>(Prj::DefaultStartTime()).ToShortDateString());
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"New Task Default Type: ") + System::ObjectExt::ToString(project->Get<TaskType>(Prj::DefaultTaskType())));
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"Resouce Default Standard Rate: ") + System::Convert::ToString(project->Get<double>(Prj::DefaultStandardRate())));
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"Resource Default Overtime Rate: ") + System::Convert::ToString(project->Get<double>(Prj::DefaultOvertimeRate())));
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"Default Task EV Method: ") + System::ObjectExt::ToString(project->Get<EarnedValueMethodType>(Prj::DefaultTaskEVMethod())));
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(u"Default Cost Accrual: ") + System::ObjectExt::ToString(project->Get<CostAccrualType>(Prj::DefaultFixedCostAccrual())));  
  • About Aspose.Tasks for C++ API

    Aspose.Tasks is a Microsoft Project API to view and convert project documents. One can load, create, modify and render Microsoft Project files to Primavera, Excel, PDF, HTML, images and XML formats. Aspose.Tasks is a standalone API and does not require Microsoft Project or any other software to be installed.

    Extract Metadata of MPP via Online App

    View & edit Metadata to MPP documents by using our Live Demos with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your MPP file & edit document properties
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    MPP What is MPP File Format

    A file with MPP extension is Microsoft Project data file that stores information related to project management in an integrated manner. It is proprietary file format developed by Microsoft as file format for Microsoft Project (MSP) which is a project management application software. Besides MPP, MSP supports other file formats as well like project XML schema. Several APIs and applications provide the facility to convert MPP file format to others. Microsoft now has online Project Server where project management files can be uploaded for collaboration by multiple users.

    Other Supported Metadata Formats

    Using C++, One can also manipulate metadata of many other formats including