#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 16.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 16 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 11-Aug-2020.

This build includes a number of enhancements as well as improvements to the registration, file creation and installer systems.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: With the release of build 16, support for build 13 has been discontinued. Sites running on build 13 or earlier need to update before their subscriptions can be renewed. It is recommended that ALL sites update to build 16 to take advantage of the new features, enhancements and fixes.

Build 16 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit is available for the following Microsoft Dynamics GP versions:

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2 (v12.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and GP 2015 R2 (v14.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and GP 2016 R2 (v16.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 and GP 2018 R2 (v18.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Modern Lifecycle (v18.2)

System Enhancements

When installing on a system which has multiple launch files in the application folder, the Additional Launch File Installer window will offer to add Visual Studio Integration Toolkit to the other launch files for you.

The Visual Studio Integration Toolkit windows have been added to the Administration >> System >> Cards menus on the Administration Area Page.

The Registration system can now warn users if the registration has failed or has expired. This will avoid issues caused by not knowing that the product is no longer registered.

There is an extra check on login for version mismatches between the reported dictionary versions and the constants in the dictionary.

The table creation/updating system has been updated to be more robust and provide information if there are any issues.

Updates to Helper Functions

Added RunMacroFast Helper Function to run macros without the UI flicker which can improve performance by about 30%.

Added MkDateTime Helper Function to create datetime datatypes.

Added ResourceGetPhysicalName Helper Function to get a Physical Name of a Field or Table from its Resource ID.

Added FieldGetPhysicalName Function to get the Physical Name of a Field from its Technical Name.

Added TableGetPhysicalName Function to get the Physical Name of a Table from its Technical Name.

Web Client Compatibility

Build 16 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit has been updated and tested for Web Client Compatibility. Updates include adjusting windows to render correctly as well as code changes to handle differences in behavior between the Desktop and Web Clients.

Installer Improvements

The Visual Studio Integration Toolkit installer for build 16 has been improved to allow for a silent uninstall as well as a silent install. This can be useful when upgrading from a previous release to help with removing the older version of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit.

If you want to automate the uninstallation process, you can use the command line options to perform a silent uninstall for the default instance (once the product is removed from the Dynamics.set launch file using the uninstall inside GP or manually):

IntegrationToolkit_18.00.0016.exe /s UNINSTALL=TRUE TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics\GP2018\"

Note: The syntax is the same as the silent install, with the UNINSTALL=TRUE parameter instead of INSTALL=TRUE. You can add an additional logging option if desired, add /l=<path to logfile> to the end of the command line above. To specify an instance add DYNINSTDESC=”R2″.

Other Enhancements

For a detailed change log, look at the VSTMenus.txt file which is also installed with Visual Studio Integration Toolkit into the Microsoft Dynamics GP application folder. To see the updated documentation, look at the user guide which is also installed with the product.

More Information

For more information see the following pages and articles:

The following article discusses some of the new features in Build 15 in more detail:

Please post comments and feedback. Thank you for your support.

Enjoy

David

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

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