#SBA: Getting Visual Studio Tools Addins working in Service Mode


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI recently had issues with one of my products and need to share the cause of the issue and the solution with the Microsoft Dynamics GP development community.

I made changes to all my products late last year, introducing a new registration system. The code uses Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP addin DLLs written in Visual C# to handle all the communication with the appropriate registration server.

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#GPPT: Using GP Power Tools to set default values on windows


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI was recently asked whether GP Power Tools can be used to set a default value on a window. The answer is a very definite “Yes!”.

In fact, this sort of customisation is extremely simple with GP Power Tools and is just the tip of the iceberg for what is possible. Because we have access to Dexterity, Transact-SQL, Visual C# and Visual Basic.Net from inside GP Power Tools, the possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination.

Also, you have the benefits of instant deployment once the triggers and scripts are enabled and saved, and everything works just fine in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client too.

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Calling Service Enabled Procedures from Visual Studio Tools and Dexterity


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the addition of Service Based Architecture (SBA) into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and later, Dexterity global procedures can be marked as Service Enabled.

This allows a Dexterity global procedure to be a Service procedure which is exposed as a REST based web service via Service Base Architecture.

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Visual Studio Tools: Best Practice when adding References to Projects


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am writing this article after seeing the side effects of Visual Studio Tools developers not following Best Practice when adding references to their projects.

Two mistakes made by the developer in this example resulted in Microsoft Dynamics GP failing to launch with the “An exception occurred while trying to load or initialize the addin” error.

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#GPPT Building Microsoft Dexterity Cross Dictionary Applications with GP Power Tools


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI love writing these sorts of articles. My good friend and fellow MVP, Mariano Gomez, has been using GP Power Tools to assist him in his role as Development Manager at Mekorma and has written blog articles about his experiences.

GP Power Tools removes much of the complexity and time needed for Cross Dictionary development in Dexterity.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 23 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPPT) is now available for download.

GP Power Tools is the industry leading suite of tools to designed to make your Microsoft Dynamics GP life simpler and easier. Features have been specifically designed and created to enhance the user experience, simplify the administrator experience and provide power debugging and customisation tools to consultants and support engineers.

This is why GP Power Tools should be installed on every workstation of every Microsoft Dynamics GP system globally.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 7 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of the Batch Posting Service Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (BSPT) is now available for download.

The Batch Posting Service Toolkit provides service procedures to retrieve a list of Batch Numbers for a specified Batch Source and to post the batch for a specified Batch Source and Batch Number.

Use the tool to post newly integrated transaction batches real time using calls from Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools or as a Service Based Architecture (SBA) Web Service (for v14.0 or later).

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