As a follow on to the recent post : #GPPT Why every GP site needs GP Power Tools – Developer Tools, this article explains the benefits of replacing your VBA (Visual Studio for Applications) and VSTools (Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP) customizations with GP Power Tools.
It has been prompted by the issues seen because the redistributable version of VBA that is packaged with Microsoft Dynamics GP has reached end-of-life as explained in the following article from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support and Services team:
The release of Build 15 of the free product Visual Studio IntegrationToolkit is a bonus to Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP developers around the globe.
As well as the enhancements to the Menu Navigation functionality and the addition of support for custom Area Pages, Build 15 adds a new Helper functions module with over 220 functions.
This build is the result of a month’s development effort and is why you have not heard much from me on the blog recently.
I 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.
I 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.
I 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL USERS OF VISUAL STUDIO INTEGRATION TOOLKIT
This article is to announce a new build of the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (VSIT) is now available for download.
This new build coincides with the change in ordering and support for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. From now on, Winthrop Development Consultants is handling all distribution and support for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit directly. Mekorma will no longer be involved with this free product.
Thanks to Kim Peterson from Dynamics Connections, I am pleased to release a new video demonstration of Winthrop Development Consultants’ GP Power Tools (build 23).
Watch to learn why every Microsoft Dynamics GP site globally should have GP Power Tools and why many partners now install GP Power Tools as part of their standard installation.