I took some run-up and showed a couple of things within the last blog posts I want to bring together now for a small example how you can build an small but useful extension to the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. Amongst others, there were examples for event subscriptions, project export/import, how to use the Browser class, create an extension package and a way to search the Wiki cleverly. Today I want to combine all of that into a simple solution that uses extending techniques only and adds the ability to search the Wiki via Bing directly from AX.
Today I want to show how you can export and import projects. It’s very easy and similar to what can be done in AX 2012.
During development and especially debugging the new Microsoft Dynamics AX you are to face the question which table Id or field Id actually stands for which table. In AX 2012 you saw the Ids in the property sheet of selected AOT elements; those were stored in the model database. With AX7 this has changed.
Again I use mfp’s two cents as inspiration for this blog entry and detail things a little. He showed some subscription and explained that subscriptions now do not force you to modify the publisher of the event anymore. For example, in AX 2012 you had to add a post event to a method and use its properties to tell which method of which class is the subscriber. As mfp points out this has changed by the move to attribute-driven subscriptions. I would like to add the types of events you can subscribe to plus tell you how easy it is to use Visual Studio to define new subscriptions and how existing subscriptions can be found.
These days the veil is being lifted at Convergence in Barcelona for the upcoming release of AX. This is the cue to bloggers to start spreading the word: AX7 is coming!
This is what Microsoft’s Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan (aka mfp) stated a week ago to kick off his series about the cool new language features of X++ which is now a first-class citizen of the .NET world. Do not miss what he comes out with on a daily basis (mfp’s two cents). If you didn’t know about his exciting sharings you probably would have earlier if you followed my twitter account 😉
Since this is kind of a transition of this blog from AX 2012 to The New Microsoft Dynamics AX – which I still prefer to call AX7 which should be OK because that actually is the version of the release (I got rid of the old codename Rainier quicker) – I would like to go a little further afield before I show you a little something.