Solved: Visual Studio Tools Addins fail after importing packages


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been fairly quiet recently on the blog and forums as I have been concentrating on developing the next build of GP Power Tools. All I can say is that it is awesome and you will love it. I have a “Sneak Peak” article coming soon.

While working on the development and testing process, I had some unusual behaviour from my .Net Visual Studio Tools Addins and spent an entire day troubleshooting the issue so I could identify the cause and work out a solution. Read on for the gory details….

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Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 has released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released today, and Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 release. They are now built against the final “shipping” build.

Check out the previous articles for more information:

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Winthrop Development Consultants products ready for Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 release


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP coming this month, Winthrop Development Consultants wants you to know that it is ready. This release moves Microsoft Dynamics GP to the modern lifecycle and drops the year from the name.

Check out the article from earlier in the week for more information:

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Winthrop Development Consultants Newsletter – May 2019


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSince the end of the 2018 conference season we have been hard at work updating our product range. This includes two major updates to GP Power Tools and new releases for Batch Posting Service Toolkit and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. To take advantage of all the new features, enhancements and fixes (for free), please update to the latest code.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of our product range, please watch the short presentation:

https://www.winthropdc.com/ftp/pub/GPPowerTools_Benefits.ppsx

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Login Performance Issue When Not Internet Connected


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA recent support case identified that, on systems which are not internet connected, Winthrop Development Consultants products can cause a significant delay when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This article explains the cause and what has been done to resolve this issue in the latest builds.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Helper Functions


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe 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.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 15 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 15 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 29-Nov-2018.

This build incorporates the first major enhancements to the toolkit since it was first released. There has been a month’s worth of development, testing and documentation go into this build with a number of enhancements to the menu navigation functionality as well as an entire new module of helper functions.

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New presentation on the Benefits of Winthrop Development Consultants products is now available


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSelling GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP has always been an interesting affair. If you can get a customer to sit and watch a demo (live or on video from the GPPT Portal), they immediately see the benefits and want the product. However, it is usually the people who work with the product day to day who see the demo and then they find it hard to sell to management.

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#GPPT #BPST #VSIT Solution to Registration issues on Winthrop Development Consultants products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you are using GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit, or Visual Studio Integration Toolkit and are having registration issues there is most probably a very simple solution.

This article assumes that your GP Power Tools or Batch Posting Service Toolkit subscriptions are current. Visual Studio Integration Toolkit is free, its subscription is always current.

The quick answer is to just update to the latest code. Read on for more details…

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 14 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 14 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 10-Jul-2018.

This build incorporates further improvements to the underlying Registration and Update Check systems required for the transition of the distribution channel to Winthrop Development Consultants.

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#VSIT: Updating Visual Studio Integration Toolkit


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the change to the direct distribution model for Winthrop Development Consultants products, it is a requirement for all sites to be updated to build 13 or later of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (current build is 14).

Updating all workstations to a new build can be a lot of work when there are many separate machines. This article explains the options available to assist you with the process. Download from here.

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Important: Winthrop Development Consultants now directly and exclusively distributes all of its products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs mentioned at the beginning of May, Winthrop Development Consultants will distribute all of its products directly from 01-Jul-2018. Well, the day has arrived and the distribution arrangement with Mekorma has now ended.

We have been working hard to make the transition as painless as possible for both Partners and Customers and the article below should hopefully answer any questions you might still have.

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Updated Hotfix Builds for all Winthrop Products as at 27-Jun-2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am back from my travels. I will eventually write some blogs about my Camino de Santiago trip in northern Spain soon. In the meantime, here is a quick summary:

  • 15 days – 13 days riding with 2 rest days
  • 832km from Saint Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 12,880m of climbing including 3 mountain peaks
  • 98 hours in the saddle, moving for 61 hours
  • Maximum speed 67km/h, total average speed 13.7km/h
  • One major crash (wasn’t me and team mate was OK)
  • Two people with Hypothermia (it was meant to be summer)
  • Photo and Video files: 1235 from Camera, 1672 from GoPro & 76 from Phone
  • Hours to sort said Photo and Video files: too many to consider 🙂

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Updated Builds for all Winthrop Products as at 09-May-2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce that updated builds for GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit and the free Visual Studio Integration Toolkit are now available.

Please note that these builds are required to ensure that the products remain registered after 01-Jul-2018. All customers will need to update their systems before their current subscriptions expire to avoid interruptions to their registrations.  Install over the top of the existing builds, no need to uninstall.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 13 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) Build 13 for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This build incorporates changes to the underlying Registration and Update Check systems required for the transition in distribution channel to Winthrop Development Consultants. It also includes a few bug fixes.

This build needs to be installed on all workstations at all customer sites before their current subscriptions expire to ensure a smooth change over of registration systems. Install over the top of the existing build, no need to uninstall.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Subscription Expiry Warnings


David Meego - Click for blog homepagePlease download the latest Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build for your version to fix (or avoid) receiving subscription expiry warnings.

With the change in Registration System for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit back in November last year, the plan was to have the subscription automatically extend for another twelve months for a system as long as it was internet connected.

However, an issue was recently found that means that the subscription will not extend until after it has expired and started the 30 day grace period. Continue reading

Visual Studio Integration Toolkit now available directly from Winthrop


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMekorma no longer distribute Visual Studio Integration Toolkit and cannot renew subscriptions for the product.

Winthrop Development Consultants now distribute Visual Studio Integration Toolkit directly. To ensure a smooth transition, all existing sites will need to upgrade to build 12 or later before their subscription with Mekorma expires.

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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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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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Product Updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 over the weekend, I am pleased to announce that all Winthrop Development Consultants products are now available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018.

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