Args and the Axapta Construction Pattern

When looking through Axapta code you will see a lot of references to the type Args.  This type is used as a general method for sharing construction parameters.  It works well because in the Axapta usage pattern because   the typical number of parameters is small the types of parameters used is very similar construction…


Using dimof() on a Dynamic Array

I stumbled across some older X++ code that was using the little know dynamic array.  It took a while to find out how to retreive the size of the dynamic array.  Here is a little example of using a dynamic array in Axapta:   int foo[]; int r; ; foo[10] = 1; r = dimof(foo); …


Know where the fall line is

Microsoft is full of interesting people.  Some of the guys in my group go snowboarding once a week and they are kind enough to take me along and show me the ropes.  We usually go to the Stevens Pass one day a week after work.  If you leave a little early, around four, you can…

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What are Menu item references on report control?

Menu item references are used to add alternative drill down links in a report.  When you right click on the output field in the report the list of menu items will be presented in a popup menu.  The easiest way to add menu items to a report is to drag-n-drop them from the menu item…


Making things "click"

I answer questions in discussion groups from time to time.  Yesterday, I answered a question and got a very nice thank you.  It really brightened my day, and reminded me of what I like best about software, it is so cool when things “click”.  You look and think and look and think and look and…