Docs API Reference

ProjectDocument.getSelectedViewAsync method

Asynchronously gets the type and name of the active view in the document.

Hosts: Project
Available in Requirement set Selection
Added in 1.0
Office.context.document.getSelectedViewAsync([options,] [callback]);


Name Type Description Support notes
options object Specifies any of the following optional parameters.
asyncContext array, boolean, null, number, object, string, or undefined A user-defined item of any type that is returned in the AsyncResult object without being altered.
callback object A function that is invoked when the callback returns, whose only parameter is of type AsyncResult.

Callback Value

When the callback function executes, it receives an AsyncResult object that you can access from the parameter in the callback function.

For the getSelectedViewAsync method, the returned AsyncResult object contains the following properties.

Name Description
asyncContext The data passed in the optional asyncContext parameter, if the parameter was used.
error Information about the error, if the status property equals failed.
status The succeeded or failed status of the asynchronous call.
value Contains the following properties:

viewName - The name of the view, as a ProjectViewTypes constant.
viewType - The type of view, as the integer value of a ProjectViewTypes constant.


The following code example calls adds a ViewSelectionChanged event handler that calls getSelectedViewAsync to get the name and type of the active view in the document.

The example assumes your add-in has a reference to the jQuery library and that the following page control is defined in the content div in the page body.

<span id="message"></span>
(function () {
    "use strict";

    // The initialize function must be run each time a new page is loaded.
    Office.initialize = function (reason) {
        $(document).ready(function () {

            // After the DOM is loaded, add-in-specific code can run.

    // Get the active view's name and type.
    function getActiveView() {
            function (result) {
                if (result.status === Office.AsyncResultStatus.Failed) {
                else {
                    var output = String.format(
                        'View name: {0}<br/>View type: {1}',
                        result.value.viewName, viewType);

    function onError(error) {
        $('#message').html( + ' ' + error.code + ': ' + error.message);

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this method is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this method.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser)
Project Y
Available in requirement sets Selection
Minimum permission level ReadDocument
Add-in types Task pane
Library Office.js
Namespace Office

Support history

Version Changes
1.0 Introduced

See also

Other resources

ProjectViewTypes enumeration AsyncResult object ViewSelectionChanged event ProjectDocument object