Category Archive: Development

Sep 19

Extensions V2 – communication between extensions via events

As a developer of an extension, I would like to give other developers the ability to customize the behavior of my extension in certain, predefined ways. For instance, I could give a developer the ability to bypass my extension in certain scenarios. I also could give a developer the ability to customize some profit or …

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Sep 17

Dynamics 365 apps – User Walkthrough with Modern Dev (Extensions V2)

Guided tours in Dynamics 365 extensions V2 I have been working with the modern dev environment for Dynamics 365 Business now for a while and have been trying to get walkthroughs our guided tours setup for apps. The issue with the V2 extensions is that they are not completely ready yet and therefore, it is …

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Jul 26

Dynamics 365 – Modern Development Limitations

While I am working with the modern development environment, I am going to document limitations or other issues that I am finding. There are a lot of blog posts out there discussing how to get started or is it good or bad. I am not going to go into this discussion – it is what …

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Jul 25

The type or method ‘TryFunction” cannot be used for ‘Extension’ development

I am currently working on migrating extensions from version 1.0 to 2.0 – developed in the new Visual Studio Code development environment for Dynamics 365 Business. While I might be writing a blog about the entire process at a later point, I want to focus more on those “limitations” that are currently available. One of …

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Mar 10

Overview of Code Refactoring Part II

It has been a few weeks since part 1, but I wanted to get back to it and bring up a few resources on where to look to understand the different techniques when refactoring code and also give you some assistance on where to get started. If you want to refresh your memory or haven’t …

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Feb 19

Dynamics NAV: Get Database Name for current installation

I started writing a couple blogs to determine, if the current installation is a multitenant installation or how to get the name of the current SQL Server. There are a few more useful things that you can do with the DLLS that are shipped with Dynamics NAV. I am going to add some more with …

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Feb 17

Overview of Code Refactoring

I have had the same conversation with countless customers and developers over the years: “You should really look at your code and refactor it or some of it during the upgrade.” Rarely, you get a “great, it sounds like a good idea. I am willing to pay for it.”. Usually, you get resistance to the …

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Feb 10

Dynamics NAV: Get SQL Server Name for current installation

I recently wrote a little blog on how to determine, if the current installation is a multitenant installation. There are a few more useful things that you can do with the DLLS that are shipped with Dynamics NAV. I am going to add some more with different blog posts and hope that you will find …

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Feb 03

Dynamics NAV 2017: “You have too many actions on the page” error

When you add actions to the item list and try to save the object, you will see this error. If you don’t use the North American database, you are lucky, because this error doesn’t happen in all localizations, only in the NA version – from what I have seen at least. Why do you get …

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Jan 30

Dynamics NAV: check, if current installation is MultiTenant

I am currently working on a project, where I have to know, if the current installation is a multi tenant installation or not. There are different reasons why you might want to find this out, but in this case, I am actually generating code that then can be imported into the database – and obviously, …

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