New Builds for all Winthrop Products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageUpdated builds for all Winthrop Development Consultants products were released in November 2017.

Winthrop Development Consultants are proud to release updated builds for GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. These builds include fixes and enhancements as well as a new registration system and an automatic check for updates.

Important Note: Please update all your installed Winthrop Development Consultants products at the same time. Failure to do so will cause products not updated to be unregistered.

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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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Why are objects missing from the Security Resource Descriptions (SY09400) table?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you want to do any reporting on Microsoft Dynamics GP application level security from the SQL Server level, you need to use the Security Resource Descriptions (SY09400) table to map the Resources Type, Dictionary ID and Security/Resource ID to actual named resources that make sense to humans.

I have often seen questions raised about why some systems have all the resources listed in this table and other systems only have a subset of the resources or the table is empty.

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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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Updates to Installers for all Winthrop Products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from yesterday’s article: Visual Studio Tools: Best Practice when adding References to Projects, I wanted to highlight that all of Winthrop Development Consultants product installers have been updated to help avoid the problems caused by duplicate old DLL files in the Addins folder.

This issue is most likely with Visual Studio Integration Toolkit where developers use the toolkit from their products by adding the reference to the Dictionary Assembly DLL file.

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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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