Windows Forms proj (ProjIO) Overview

7 Mar 20231 minute to read

Introduction to Essential ProjIo

Essential ProjIO is a 100% native .NET library that enables .NET applications to read and write Microsoft Project XML format documents without utilizing Microsoft Project. It does not use COM Interop and is built from scratch using C#. The ProjIO library can be used in any .NET environment including C# and VB. It is a Non-UI component that is used both on Windows Forms Applications and Web Applications.

Use Case Scenario

Essential ProjIO is used by Managers and Project Leads in companies to manage their projects. It helps them to effectively utilize the resources and increase productivity. It also helps them to complete tasks well before timelines.

Prerequisites and Compatibility

This section covers the requirements that are mandatory for using Essential ProjIO. It also lists operating systems and browsers compatible with the product.


The prerequisites details are tabulated as follows:


Development Environments * Visual Studio 2010 (Ultimate, Premium, Professional and Express)* Visual Studio 2008 (Team System, Professional, Standard & Express)* Visual Studio 2005 (Professional, Standard & Express)

.NET Framework Versions
* .NET 4.0* .NET 3.5 SP1* .NET 2.0


The compatibility details are tabulated as follows


Operating Systems * Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)* Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)* Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit)* Windows XP* Windows 2003

MS Project Compatibility Support
* MS Project 2007* MS Project 2010


Syncfusion provides the following documentation segments to provide all the necessary information pertaining to Essential ProjIO.


Type of Documentation Location
Readme Windows Forms-[drive:]\Program Files\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\x.x.x.x\Infrastructure\Data\Release Notes\readme.htm
Release Notes Windows Forms-[drive:]\Program Files\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\x.x.x.x\Infrastructure\Data\Release Notes\readme.htm
User Guide (this document) Online

(Navigate to the ProjIO User Guide.)


Note: Click Download as PDF to access a PDF version.

Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.
Class Reference Online

(Navigate to the desired platform and Select


, and then click the Class Reference link found in the upper right section of the page.)Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.