Florian's weblog

My first experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX, BC.Net and the Enterprise Portal at Microsoft.

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    Adding dynamically UserControls to a report with X++

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    This is a pretty simple example how to add an UserControl to an existing Report. But since the documentation isn’t talking a lot about here’s the code: public boolean fetch() { ReportSection reportSection; ReportTextControl textControl; ; reportSection...
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    Making suggestions for Dynamics Ax

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    As a Microsoft Dynamics partner you have the possibility on PartnerSource to log or vote for product suggestions and to vote for defects that have been logged by Microsoft support engineers ( here ). I added one suggestion on 28/05/2008 which might...
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    The Axapta-logon with the Enterprise Portal (EP)

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    It’s quite important to understand how EP logs on to Ax4. Since a graphic is much easier to understand than a large text, here’s a flow diagram that shows the initialization process that happens in the Init-method of the SessionItem-class in the WebParts...
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    New technology… ;-)

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    Yesterday I got my new telephone which looks quite impressive: Well, at least until you need some essential functionalities like redial… It is quite unbelievable for me that a new IP-phone with a touchscreen, office communicator connection, fingerprint...
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    AXToolbox on the runway

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    The first step is done. Fabrice gave me the green light, so that AXToolbox can join the network of SharpToolbox (for .Net development tools), JavaToolbox (for Java development tools) and ProAgora . AXToolbox will not be limited to Dynamics Ax development...
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    Instrumentation for BC.Net applications

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    Most of the problems I saw in BC.Net application were related to missing information about what’s going on while executing the application. Not being able to monitor an application is a nightmare for every administrator so if you’re a developer, please...
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    Problems with the COM-Wrapper Wizard

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    I recently got the following strange error-message during the execution of the COM-wrapper wizard: "Method 'Item' in COM-object for class 'Interfaces' returned error code 0x800A0009 (<unknown>) which means: <unknown>" Debugging the...
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    X++ in the BC.Net AppDomain and on the AOS

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    As I already wrote before , the BC.Net is an Ax-client and as an Ax-client able to execute X++-code. So your X++ method are by default executed within the calling AppDomain . In order to identify the AppDomain in which the X++ is executed we write...
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    Printer friendly EP pages – Part II

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    Some days ago I presented a quite simple way to have printer friendly EP pages . Since sometimes it’s good to have different solutions here’s another solution from Anders K. Jacobsen here and here . You just have to create a new master-page (based on...
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    Now for something completely different… (goosh)

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    Google presented some weeks ago the “unofficial Google shell” http://goosh.org/ which I find very impressive. It’s handy, simple to use, extremely fast, has great features... I can imagine that this is the way search engines will work in the feature....
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    AXToolbox?

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    Fabrice Marguerie created some years ago the website SharpToolbox , which is a search engine for .Net development tools and the best of its kind. Since I did not find any site giving me a complete overview over Dynamics Ax tools, I’d like to create...
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    PDF with Dynamics Ax

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    As you already know, Microsoft Dynamics Ax does offer a native PDF support which works fine in most cases. The code for this has been written in X++. Unfortunately this might cause some performance problems for large PDF-documents, since X++ is an interpreted...
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    Troubleshooting a simple BC.Net application

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    Here's a simple checklist if you have problems to connect to the AOS (Dynamics Ax 4) with the BC.Net. Your code might look like this: 1: Microsoft.Dynamics.BusinessConnectorNet.Axapta ax; 2: string configuration = " C:\\Sample.axc " ; //see step...
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    Printer friendly with Enterprise Portal (EP)

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    Having a printer friendly view seems to me a quite basic feature, but unfortunately this isn't the case for the EP. Fortunately the guys from Eggheadcafe had a great idea which permits you to create a printer friendly view with ease. (Thank you for that...
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    The .Net Business Connector (BC.Net) and the IIS

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    BC.Net client application The BC.Net is designed to be a client application in a non multithreading context. This is why the assembly is deployed in the bin-directory of the Dynamics Ax client . The following schema describes the standard scenario...
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    Phantom CLR-objects with X++

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    Some weeks ago I got the following code: 1: try 2: { 3: iop = new InteropPermission(InteropKind::ClrInterop); 4: iop.assert(); 5: 6: fileInfo = new System.IO.FileInfo(filename); 7: 8: if (WinAPI::fileExists(filename)) 9: { 10: fileInfo.Delete();...
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    Troubles with WinAPI in X++

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    Maybe the title is some kind of misguiding, since it's neither the WinAPI nor X++ that are causing troubles, but the wrong use of the WinAPI with X++. Anyway, you might know what I mean ... Following blindly sample code from the web or the online documentation...
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    Down, up, super and base

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    Sometimes the programming language is determining the perspective. Last week I read the definition of downcasting on Wikipedia : In object-oriented programming , downcasting or type refinement is the act of casting a pointer or a reference to a...
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