Resident control add-ins – no SingleInstance

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My last topic was resident control add-ins. In my video and written blog I’ve explained what they are and how you can quickly have them up and running. However, there was one particular thing I said I generally don’t like – single-instance codeunits. So my second blog on this topic focuses precisely on that: how to make your control add-in available to your AL code from everywhere, without having to rely on a single-instance codeunit.

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Resident control add-ins

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One of the most common questions I get asked about Control Add-ins is whether you can make a control add-in be always present and able to respond to your calls from AL. In other words: can you have a resident control add-in that you can invoke from anywhere in your AL code.

I’ve done a lot about control add-ins. However, I’ve never done resident control add-ins for real; all I know about them is pure theory and then some playing I did at various points of time. Still, this is an interesting topic that I wanted to address some way or other.

So, yesterday I did a live session about it.

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Control Add-ins Supercharged: Development and production build tasks

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I’ve been absent for a while – sometimes it’s difficult to find time for blogging even when I want it. Anyway… here’s the last post in the introductory series of posts that explain my NAV TechDays 2019 demos. In this code example, I explain the difference between typical development and production build configurations, and I show how to configure gulp accordingly.

To check the code example, and to read the detailed explanations of it, jump over to https://github.com/vjekob/supercharged_01/tree/08-gulp-build-prod

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