Tag Archives: Control Add-in

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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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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