Support Debugging Tool Build 13 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Support Debugging Tool is now GP Power Tools from Winthrop Development Consultants (

As mentioned in my previous post, we needed a new build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP to work properly with the released build of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010.

Releasing another build gave me the opportunity to include some enhancements that were suggested by my beta testers and the attendees at Microsoft Convergence Atlanta 2010.

The new build is now completed and available for download. I think the community will love the changes made, I know I do.

Below is a summary of the changes made for releases 9.00.0013, 10.00.0013 and 11.00.0013, I have divided them into logical sections:


  • Fixed Runtime version checks on login and for Dex.ini Settings window and Script Logging hotfix.
  • Fixed Manual Logging Mode and Automatic Debugger Mode disabling active non-logging triggers.
  • Fixed restoring of Toolbar colors for depressed buttons when de-activating Company Colors.
  • Fixed Resource Explorer, Table Explorer, Report Explorer seeding when there is a space in the resource name.
  • Change SQL Execute Tab Delimited Export to use .txt extension.
  • Added User ID and Company ID into Trigger Fired message for Automatic Debugger Mode, shows on email messages sent.


  • Added Clear Button to the Security Profiler Window.
  • Added MBS_Debug_ShowRuntime Dex.ini setting to control access to Runtime Engine resources.
  • Added support to Resource Explorer, Table Explorer, Report Explorer to reference Runtime Engine.
  • Added support for Automatic Debugger Mode triggers and Runtime Execute scripts to reference Runtime Engine.
  • Improved Company Color Settings depending on version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Added Email Address field to Options window of Automatic Debugger Mode Setup window which can be used to override the default Administrator email address.


  • Added smarter form opening and closing logic to Resource Explorer to prevent it being closed while still being used by another form.
  • Performance enhancements when opening windows and starting and stopping logging modes.


  • Added memory to Resource Information window; Resource Type, Search Mode and Case Sensitive fields.
  • Added feature to remember current location when changing views to show or hide missing and hidden resources in the Resource Explorer and Menu Explorer windows.
  • Added window position memory to the main Support Debugging Tool window.
  • Added All Dictionary modes to tree for the Resource Explorer, Table Explorer and Report Explorer windows.
  • Added Dictionary and Series information to the right hand panes of the Resource Explorer, Table Explorer, Menu Explorer and Report Explorer windows.
  • Added Table Group Display and Technical names to right hand pane of the Table Explorer window.
  • Added Export to tab delimited, comma delimited or html from the Resource Explorer, Table Explorer, Menu Explorer and Report Explorer windows.


  • Added Resource Selection via Resource Explorer to Security Information window.

  • Added security check to Security Information window to ensure user has access to Security Setup windows.
  • Added Security Information window to Options menu and Debugger Menu to allow window to be opened directly by user.
  • Added Security Information Resource window to show security information down to resource level.
  • Added Theme Selection for Company Color coding feature with 16 themes.

  • Added Raise All Windows feature to the Application Menu (v10.00 or later).


Thanks to Mariano Gomez and Leslie Vail who came up with the Company Color Themes and the

More Information

For more information, please see the GP Power Tools portal, which replaced the Support Debugging Tool Portal.

Please post your feedback on what you think of this build and what you would like to see in the future.


16-May-2013: Updated More Information and Downloads to link to Support Debugging Tool Portal page.

This article was originally posted on the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog and has been reposted on

10 thoughts on “Support Debugging Tool Build 13 released

  1. David,
    What a great tool for troubleshooting.
    I was looking for a problem with customised dex code were particular settings were changed on a window, and then strange things happened.
    I installed the Suport Debugging Tool and found the answer quicker then the install took.
    The problem was caused by Field Service being installed and dex code from FS changed our values.
    The script showed where the  FS dex was running, so we were able to isolate.


  2. Hi Mick
    Thanks for the feedback. It is appreciated.  Make sure you have a play with all the other features available from both standard and advanced mode.


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