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  • Blog Post: Edit In Excel R2 – Part 2 (out of 2) – the final pieces

    It is time to collect the pieces. The full Edit In Excel R2 solution looks like this Slightly more complicated than the first version – but let me try to explain the pieces NAVEditInExcel is the COM object, which we use from within NAV. This actually hasn’t changed a lot, the only small change is, that...
  • Blog Post: Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

    Updated the link to the ComponentHelper msi on 12/11/2009 Please read my first post about auto deployment of Client side components here before reading this. As you know, my first auto deployment project contained a couple of methods for automatically adding actions to pages, but as one of my colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Displaying Company information in Card pages

    I received a question from a customer, who is running multiple companies and often have multiple instances of NAV open with different companies. On the main page, they do have information about what company is the active:   but when they have opened a number of Task Pages in the various instances...
  • Blog Post: Timer events on a page

    Have you ever wanted to have an event raised every 10th second on a page in the RoleTailored Client? Wait no more – here is how you can do just that in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009SP1. A Timer control is a Non-Visual Add-In I have seen a number of development platforms treat a Timer as a Non-Visual Add...
  • Blog Post: Using touchscreens with the RoleTailored Client

    I LOVE the RoleTailored Client, I LOVE the fact that everything is metadata driven and i LOVE what this will give us (us being everybody using NAV) going forward. As a result of the investments leading to NAV 2009, NAV has by far the most modern UX and the new framework allows us to innovate faster and...
  • Blog Post: Running Code on the Client without deploying COM objects

    Yes , it can be done! No , it isn’t .net code – nor AL code. Why? It started out as me being a little too fast when stating that you could easily download a file to the Client and attach it to Outlook without any user interaction - and as you might know that is true, but you might also know that if you...
  • Blog Post: Word Management

    As with the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, I was also deeply involved in the TAP for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. My primary role in the TAP is to assist ISVs and partners in getting a customer live on the new version before we ship the product. During this project we file a lot of bugs...
  • Blog Post: Auto deployment of Client Side Components

    NOTE: There is an updated post on Auto deployment of Client Side Components here . When you install the RoleTailored Client on a number of clients, you might need to install a number of Client side components as well. This might not sound as too much of a problem when you need to install the client anyway...
  • Blog Post: Installing NAV 2009 without A/D

    The majority of installations of NAV 2009 will be in a network environment, you will have a domain server and an Active Directory with your users and your biggest worries will be how to setup a 3T environment on 3 different boxes, getting the delegation setup correctly all of that stuff. But in a few...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Running Hyperlinks

    In the developer help for NAV 2009 (nav_adg.chm), there is a description for creating and running Hyperlinks - I will not try to repeat all the information in the documentation - so please read the documentation before reading this post. There are however a couple of thing, which are not described in...
  • Blog Post: Edit In Excel - Part 4 (out of 4)

    If you haven't read part 3 , part 2 (and part 1 ), you should do so before continuing here. We have seen how to put code inside Excel, using VSTO and connect to NAV 2009 Web Services. We have seen how to add this to a table inside Excel and how to write data back to NAV through Web Services. We can delete...
  • Blog Post: Transferring binary data to/from WebServices (and to/from COM (Automation) objects)

    A number of people have asked for guidance on how to transfer data to/from COM and WebServices in NAV 2009. In the following I will go through how to get and set a picture on an item in NAV through a Web Service Connection. During this scenario we will run into a number of obstacles - and I will describe...
  • Blog Post: 4 BAT files for the Client Tier

    If you haven't done so, please read the post about Multiple Service Tiers before reading this:-) In my previous post (Multiple Service Tier) I promised to talk about what to do on the Client Tier if you have installed a number of services on a Service Tier computer that all are set to start manually...
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