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Dynamics NAV 2018 – enable use of V2 extensions

Although this should technically be part of the base install, since V2 extensions are pushed as the “best thing since sliced bread”, it doesn’t seem like this is the case. Just try installing a base version of 2018 without using the Cronus database as the database. This would be the case for any customer that …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – how to use timers in AL

When still working in Dynamics NAV, you can easily add a timer to your page to allow, for instance, refreshes of the page in intervals. For that, you could use a Control Add-In called “Ping Pong”. Since we have no ability to use .Net anymore in AL, this ability went away and was not replaced …

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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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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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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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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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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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The TempBlob Façade Pattern in action

Not too long ago, I was facing the issue that I needed to be able to make any record so that I could transfer this record – I wanted to be able to find a way to take any record and be able to transfer it to a façade codeunit, to an event subscriber, well, …

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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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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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