Customising the Company Login window series Part 4 – Visual Studio Tools


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

GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools Module can provide this functionality without needing customizations. (http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT)

Following on from my previous posts: Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – IntroductionCustomising the Company Login window series Part 2 – Visual Basic for Applications and Customising the Company Login window series Part 3 – Dexterity, here is a discussion about trying to create a solution using Visual Studio Tools.

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Customising the Company Login window series Part 3 – Dexterity


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

GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools Module can provide this functionality without needing customizations. (http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT)

Following on from my previous posts: Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction and Customising the Company Login window series Part 2 – Visual Basic for Applications, here is the method to create a solution using Dexterity.

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Customising the Company Login window series Part 2 – Visual Basic for Applications


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

GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools Module can provide this functionality without needing customizations. (http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT)

Following on from my previous post: Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction, here is the method to create a solution using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

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Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction


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

GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools Module can provide this functionality without needing customizations. (http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT)

Recently a comment from David M (not me) was posted on the Support Debugging Tool Portal page asking:

“We have some fairly long names for our GP companies. Well, when logging onto GP, the second “Company Login” screen cuts off the company names too short for us. The entry field for companies allow for longer strings (65 Characters) but only displays 31 characters on the pull-down list. There is plenty of real estate on this window going unused. Can anyone think of a way to enhance/fix this to display more of the company name?”

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Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Series


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

My friend, Mariano Gomez aka The Dynamics GP Blogster, has been busy writing a fantastic series of articles about troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client.

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Developing with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Named System Database


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

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 introduced another long sought after feature….
The Named System Database.

Instead of the System database being hardcoded to DYNAMICS, a different name can be selected when installing GP.

So what does that mean? Well, it means that more than one Dynamics GP system can reside on a single instance of SQL Server. Before when a second Dynamics GP system was needed, you would have to install a new instance of SQL Server. Now you can have multiple System Databases on a single server without needing additional instances of SQL Server.

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Quick Tip: Handling scripts that use old() when using triggers to set default values


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

This Quick Tip comes to you after I faced this issue in a recent customisation project. I had seen this issue before and knew the approach required to solve it, but I don’t think it has been documented publicly till now.

 

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How to create Dexterity Cross Dictionary Lookups


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

As you may know, I was one of the pioneers of Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development and have posted about it a number of times (also see Can I customise a 3rd party form with Dexterity? and Understanding Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development).

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Update: Resizing SmartList TreeView and ListView panes using the Support Debugging Tool


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

As promised in my post Quick Tip: Creating a Splitter control between panes of a window with Dexterity, I have updated the concept of my previous post: Resizing SmartList TreeView and ListView panes using the Support Debugging Tool to use a Splitter control rather than selecting a percentage via a menu option.

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Quick Tip: Creating a Splitter control between panes of a window with Dexterity


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

For many years Dexterity developers have wanted to be able to add a splitter control to windows with “panes” created with lists, treeviews or listviews.

Using the window Object property Resizeable set to True-Per Field, developers have created windows which can be resized but the join between the panes has been fixed as either Stay Left, Stay Centered, or Stay Right.

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Quick Tip: How to remove an alternate window from your Dexterity development environment


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

One great thing about doing the job I do as an Escalation Engineer on the Asia Pacific Microsoft Dynamics GP support team is I have no end of support cases from which to draw ideas for blog posts from.

So here a Dexterity case I helped with recently.

 

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Obscuring Table Data Fields using the Support Debugging Tool


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

My colleague, Allan, had a case recently where the customer had noticed that the Credit Card Number field stored on the Customer Master table at the SQL Server level was not encrypted or obscured and could be seen by anyone who could access the data.

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Adding Window Size and Position Memory using the Support Debugging Tool


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

As a follow on to the article: Using Support Debugging Tool Non-Logging Triggers, I thought I would post a few small examples of how Non-Logging Triggers can be used for simple customizations.

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How to calculate Aging Buckets based on documents shown on a Receivables Statement


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

I had a case a couple of weeks back, where the customer wanted to filter the transactions shown on a Receivables Management Statement. There was one type of transaction that they did not want included on the statements sent out to the customers. The transactions to be excluded could be identified by a particular value on the Description field on the transaction.

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How to access data from other companies from Dexterity


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

Have you ever had to develop Dexterity code that needs to read data from a company other than the current Microsoft Dynamics GP company? Well, with my latest updates to the Support Debugging Tool, I came across this requirement.

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