In the past, I was known for my pioneering work with and promotion of Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development. More recently I have been talking up the benefits of Hybrid Development and Developing Outside of the Box.
With all the tools available to the Microsoft Dynamics GP developer, and each tool having its strengths and weaknesses, it just makes sense to use whichever tool is best for a particular job. Even if that means using multiple tools for the one solution.
As Mariano Gomez and I have been preparing for the two sessions we will be presenting at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 in Fargo on the 9th-11th November 2009, we have been working with a variety of tools. Mariano has written a great post that discusses hybrid development and why it is becoming so important. Check out:
Mariano has just posted a great hybrid solution to showing the total of a transaction in words. Check out his solution using Visual Studio Tools to call the RW_ConvertToWordsAndNumbers() report writer function to get the amount in words. Here is the link:
For other ways to get the most out of the RW_ConvertToWordsAndNumbers() function, see the following posts from this blog:
It seems fitting that in the same week, Mohammad Daoud should publish a post showing how the Continuum Integration Library can be used to control the Microsoft Dynamics GP application interface as well as execute pass through sanScript. Check out:
If you are running this code from VBA, the control of the interface can be handled with native VBA. However, this technique can be used from external VB applications. Even though I would probably then use Visual Studio Tools instead.
Mohammad is also doing his bit for increasing the size of the Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant community with the birth of his son. Congratulations. Here is his post:
Note: The use of the Continuum Integration Library to execute Dexterity scripts from VBA is not supported.
19-Jul-2013: Fixed broken links to Mohammad Doaud's Blog.