Tag Archives: Control Add-in

NAV TechDays 2015 sessions available on Mibuso and YouTube

If you didn’t have a chance to attend NAV TechDays 2015 in Antwerp last month, don’t worry – you won’t miss much, at least as the conference content goes.

As always, Luc has published all the conference content on both Mibuso and YouTube, so you can download it for offline use or watch it online. Either way, it’s all must-see content.

Download from Mibuso: http://mibuso.com/downloads/category/navtechdays2015

Watch at YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFUrL4JZsOa39TQVmrw2ww

Of course, the first session you’ll want to watch is mine, about client add-ins, so here’s the direct link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCNdJJzI2kw

As I said during the session, I plan to dig deeper into the concepts I explained there, when I find time. And time is so difficult to find, or maybe I am looking at all the wrong places?

Visual Studio Control Add-in Project Template

If part of your daily job includes creating control add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, then you know that creating control add-ins that target all clients requires quite a lot manual work. There are a lot of small steps that you must do every time.

To avoid all that work that adds no value, only frustration, here’s a Visual Studio project template that you can use to automate the process of creating a new control add-in.

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NAV TechDays 2015 wrap up

Another NAV TechDays is over, and this one was the best so far. 950 people from all over the world all passionate about NAV and technology and eager to learn and share and discuss the latest in NAV. It was amazing, Luc did a great job again, and I am looking forward to the next year, hoping this conference makes it beyond 1000 attendees.

This year I have delivered a yet another “Black Belt” session named “Client Add-ins Black Belt: bringing .NET and JavaScript together” and as promised, I deliver the session material here on my blog.

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Deploying control add-ins during development in NAV 2016

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 brings many new features, one of which is a set of PowerShell cmdlets to manage add-ins. These are:

While these cmdlets are certainly useful for installation and deployment, I find them even more useful during development. When I blogged about deploying resource files automatically during development some months ago, I showed how you could use PowerShell during build process in Visual Studio to invoke a codeunit that registers control add-ins. Now, in NAV 2016, these tasks are a lot simpler with these new cmdlets.

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Sorting out the DLL hell, Part 1: The Problem

Let me tell you right away if you need to read this post at all. If you never wrote a single .NET class library intended to be used as a .NET interoperability assembly from C/AL, or if you never ever deployed a .dll file into the Add-ins folder of either Service or RoleTailored Client, then you probably don’t want to read this post.

Good, since you are still reading it means that you either deployed your own or somebody else’s .NET stuff into NAV’s client or server’s Add-ins folders. If you ever did so, you probably did not enjoy the experience too much. If you did enjoy the experience, maybe you should not read any further either.

Even better! Since you are still here it means that you didn’t enjoy deploying assemblies. Let me break some good news – all your problems are now gone! And I am not talking NAV 2016, I am talking NAV 2013 and anything newer.

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