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Control Add-in Dependency Demos

Yes, I keep forgetting about “stuff”. First I forget about blogging in general, then I forget how to blog properly. I’ll get it sorted out. Eventually. Solemnly swear. Kind of.

Anyway, my demos yesterday were full of screenshots. Useful stuff. You can copy a screenshot from there, paste it to OneNote 2016, then get the text from picture. Amazing stuff.

But, that’s not how code is done these days. So, I put everything on GitHub, and if you want to access all of the code you watched me build yesterday, here it goes:

https://github.com/vjekob/ControlAddInDependencyDemo

Good luck!

Accessing a control add-in in a dependency extension

Long time no see, eh? Time flies, what do you know…

I am thrilled to still find you here. Honestly, I wasn’t sure this morning if I was about to even find this blog where I left it seven months ago. Cool to find both my blog and you in good shape, patiently waiting for my contribution.

This morning I had a call with a partner asking if it was possible to deploy a control add-in in such a way that other partners could use its functionality from their own extensions. My answer was, and it still is – well, it should be possible, but I don’t know for a fact because I never tried it.

So let’s try it and find the answer together.

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TicTacToe challenge winner announcement

In my last post I announced a challenge: the first pull request on my TicTacToe for AL GitHub repository that contains a properly written event handler with “AI” that either beats the human player or ends in a draw gets a special reward. Honestly, I didn’t expect to see any submissions there, because NAV community is not too GitHub savvy. I rarely get any hands up in the air when in my sessions or workshops I ask who uses GitHub. But, three forks arrived soon and one submission quickly followed. It provides a clean and working solution that properly applies the handler pattern and never loses a game.

And, the winner is: Bartel de Leeuw!

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A couple of AL controladdin demos – Google Maps and Tic Tac Toe

As a part of preparation for my last event of this year that concludes the conference season 2017 for me, I played around with the latest addition to the AL language stack for VS Code: control add-ins.

If you haven’t already tried it out, or heard about it, then you should get yourself a copy of NAV developer preview, and then visit the Control Add-In Object documentation for AL on MSDN to learn a little bit about how it works. The demo provided over there is, well, basic, to say the least, so I prepared two demos.

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Trust me – it works! NAV TechDays 2017 Wrap-up

Another NAV TechDays are behind us, and as always, this one was a blast, too. So many people, so much enthusiasm, such great energy and positive vibe, no wonder Luc fills up the conference to the last seat every year.

Last year it took me nearly a month and a half to find time to sort my materials and publish them on my blog, and I won’t let that happen again. So, while waiting for my flight back to Zagreb, I decided to be productive, rather than just get lost in something on my Kindle, so here it is.

I won’t be publishing the slide-deck directly, as Luc will soon publish both the slide deck, and the session recordings on Mibuso and YouTube, so you’ll be able to get your hands on that part. What I am publishing, though, should be quite enough for you to get your hands on my Azure Functions demos:

  • https://github.com/vjekob/TechDays2017 – repository containing the .NET bits for image manipulation demo I presented, together with the source code for the Azure Function that consumes it.
  • https://github.com/vjekob/TechDays2017AL – repository containing the AL app source code that “trust me, it works” on the latest Docker-based build of NAV 2018 “Tenerife”. This repo contains the FOB file of all the C/AL changes that were a part of my presentation.

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