• Freddys Blog

    Edit In Excel R2 – Part 2 (out of 2) – the final pieces

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    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...
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    Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

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    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...
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    Conflict resolution when working with Web Services

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    It’s time to wrap up on Edit In Excel R2 – but before I do that, I will explain about another important feature in Edit In Excel R2 – conflict resolution. In my last post on Edit In Excel R2 (found here ) – I explained how to make Edit In Excel capable...
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    Dynamic references to NAV Page Web Services in C# – take 2

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    In this post from April, I explained how to make dynamic references to page based Web Services, but the post really left the developer with a lot of manual work to do using reflection. So – I thought – why not create a couple of helper classes which makes...
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    Displaying Company information in Card pages

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    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...
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    What COMPANY to use?

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    As you know, when creating an application consuming NAV Web Services you need to specify the Company name as part of the URL to the Web Service, but what company should you be using? Some applications are web front-ends placing data from the web application...
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    Extending page Web Services (and creating a Sales Order again)

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    It has been working in the same way since NAV 2009, but I still get asked often how this works, so why not write up a quick post on this. I also realize that my prior post on how to create Sales Orders through Web Services was made very complex due to...
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    Synchronize A/D users to NAV

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    During my work with demos like Edit In Excel, I wanted to make sure that these things would work in all localized versions of NAV 2009 SP1 – meaning that I needed to install 14 different databases and 14 running Service Tier’s. Having done that, I also...
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    Directions US 2009

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    Directions US 2009 is over – running from 11/10 – 11/14 with a serious of deep dive sessions on Saturday. The entire event was professionally executed and the quality of everything was just great. A huge congratulations to the comity on this event, a...
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    Timer events on a page

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    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...
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    Using touchscreens with the RoleTailored Client

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    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...
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    Running Code on the Client without deploying COM objects

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    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...
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    Word Management

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    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...
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    Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 launched!

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    I guess it is a little late to call this news, but nevertheless – on September 1st NAV 2009 SP1 launched. SP1 is big release for the user – the majority of the feedback we got from users on NAV 2009 was taken into consideration and I truly believe that...
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    Auto deployment of Client Side Components

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    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...
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    Multiple Service Tiers - SP1

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    Right around the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, I wrote a blog entry with some .bat files on how to create multiple Service Tiers when working with NAV 2009. The blog post is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/freddyk/archive/2008/10/29/multiple-service...
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    Integration to Virtual Earth – Part 4 (out of 4)

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    (a small change added that simplifies the SmallVEControl class definition) With the release of NAV 2009 SP1 CTP2 (to MVPs, TAP and BAP) and the official release of the statement of Direction, I can now write about the last part of the integration to Virtual...
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    Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

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    Most of you probably already know this, and I guess I am the last living nerd to discover that you actually can have SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Express… Anyway – I will showcase my lack of knowledge and admit that I just downloaded this from...
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    Handling Sales Orders from Page based Web Services – in NAV 2009SP1 (and RTM)

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    First of all, there isn’t going to be a new post on every single record type on how to handle them from Web Services – but Sales Orders are special and the reason for the “(and SP1)” in the titel refers to the fact, that there are changes between RTM...
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    Web Services changes in NAV 2009 SP1

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    NAV 2009 SP1 is being released later this year, so why write about it now? The main reason is, that NAV 2009 SP1 comes out with a couple of changes, you might want to take into consideration when writing towards NAV 2009 Web Services. Except for some...
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    Installing NAV 2009 without A/D

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    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...
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    Dynamic references to NAV Page Web Services in C#

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    Note: There is an updated post about Dynamic references to NAV Page Web Services here . When creating the very first (never published) version of Edit In Excel, it was loosely coupled, meaning that I did not have any Web references in the project to the...
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    Using LINQ with NAV Web Services

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    In .NET 3.5 Microsoft released LINQ (Language INtegrated Query) – which is a way of writing select statements strongly typed inside your C# code. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could leverage this technology when connecting to NAV Web Services? I thought YES...
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    Bugsy's blog is alive

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    I just received the information, that Bugsy's blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/pchriste ) is alive and the first post in that one looks really cool. Showing NAV Data in Sharepoint using Business Data Catalogue. using Web Service in NAV 2009. I know what I...
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    Edit In Excel R2 – Part 1 (out of 2)

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    This post assumes that you have read the 4 step walkthrough of how to build the Edit In Excel demo from November 2008. You can find the parts here: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 and the Bug Fix . In this post I will talk about what is needed in order...
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