#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 Sneak Peak


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last few blog articles I have mentioned that I am working hard on development of the next release of GP Power Tools Build 28.

Here is sneak peek at some of the features coming in the next build. There are already a number of sites using beta releases of Build 28 in their live environments making sure that everything is working perfectly.

Below is a summary of some of the major features already completed. There are a number of features on the plans still waiting to be developed.

System Module

  • Screenshot Tool’s System Status report now displays if Dictionary Assembly files for products are available.
  • System Status report also displays the available drive space for the Temporary, Application Data and Logging folders.

Administrator Tools Module

  • The Login and Company Login windows will now timeout and close automatically after a specified time.
  • On login, a warning can be displayed if the available drive space for the Temporary, Application Data and Logging folders gets low.
  • Automatic Logout can now force close Inquiry windows and remove the ACTIVITY record to free up concurrent licenses for other users.
  • User Selection for features now supports selection by User Class, Security Modified Alternate ID, Security Role ID and Security Task ID as well as the existing User and/or Company selection.
  • Company Login Filter window now has the option to hide the “Remember this company” option on the Company Login window.
  • Company Color Schemes now support’s Binary Stream’s Multi Entity Management (MEM) product to provide different color themes for each entity when selecting the default entity.

Developer Tools Module

  • The underlying technology used to work with Modified windows and Modifier Added Fields has been replaced. The functionality that previously used the Dynamics.Application “Continuum” object has been replaced by a new “DictionaryRoot” method created by Matthew Arp.
  • The new methods make working with Modified windows and Modifier Added Fields faster and more stable than was possible with “Continuum” and, unlike “Continuum”, the new  methods work on the Web Client.
  • The Forms Explorer and Menu Explorer windows can now show Modified Windows. Also fields added by Modifier or added in Alternate windows are now highlighted to differentiate them from original fields.
  • New Global Variables Explorer and Constants Explorer windows have been added and used on the Resource Information window as well as the Name buttons on the script editor windows.
  • Project Setup supports renaming and duplicating of entire projects including all components.
  • Project Setup supports adding of resources from Customization Maintenance to a project and will import and export them as a package file along with the rest of the project.
  • There are over 25 new helper functions available and the Helper Functions window has been redesigned to make it easier to locate the desired Helper Function.
  • User Selection for triggers and scripts now supports selection by User Class, Security Modified Alternate ID, Security Role ID and Security Task ID as well as the existing User and/or Company selection.
  • Multilingual Messages have been added so that text displayed to users in custom projects can be re-used in multiple locations and translated if desired.
  • Parameter Lists have been updated to add eleven more lookups as standard lookups available when configuring parameters.
  • Helper Functions now honor the Minimize Log Entries option on Triggers. This option is now also available for Scripts.

Database Tools Module

  • XML Export window now has menu link to the built in Table Export tool.
  • XML Import window now has menu link to the built in Table Import tool.

There are numerous other tweaks and fixes to provide an improved product and user experience, as well as many more other features in the pipeline.

If you are an existing customer or partner and are interested in joining the beta program, please contact us.

If you want to see more: check out this week’s Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up! and in particular the GP Power Tools session on Tuesday 19th morning (US Time).

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

One thought on “#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 Sneak Peak

  1. David,

    Could you do a future post on the DictionaryRoot piece you mention? Sounds great as continuum works great for what it is but we’ve definitely hit some edge cases where it doesn’t work as expected.

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