Checklist for creating a new Dexterity Window

Today, we go back to basics. It is always good to make sure that we have the foundations handled properly.  When I teach the Dexterity, I always go through the standard checklist below for creating (or modifying) Dexterity windows. This checklist is valid for Dexterity when creating new windows or editing existing windows which will…

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Running dag.exe on 9.0 Dynamics forms dictionary fails with runtime error at 86% complete

A few months ago, a partner was attempting to create an Application.Dynamics.ModifiedForms.dll using the Dictionary Application Generator (dag.exe) against his 9.0 SP4 Dynamics forms dictionary. This failed for him.  Trying to determine if it was a “forms dictionary issue” or not, he renamed his Application.Dynamics.dll as a test and attempted to generate a new one…

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Windows 7, bitmap fonts and Microsoft Dynamics GP

I have a story to tell….. and it even has a happy ending. During the last week of August 2009, I was over in Sydney at the Microsoft Office in North Ryde for meetings and to catch up with my Australian based colleagues on the Asia Pacific support team for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  While there I downloaded…

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Accessing a Table Buffer when it is not passed as a parameter

This post is a follow up to the previous posts on the Three Trigger Technique. If you have not read the posts explaining this technique, please use the links below: Using the Dexterity Three Trigger Technique Part 1 Using the Dexterity Three Trigger Technique Part 2 The idea of the three trigger technique is to…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Testing 101 Session

After spending a great week with attendees at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 in Fargo, I decided to try my hand at contributing to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog.  I am a Test Engineer on the GP team focusing on Dexterity and as such I had the pleasure to present a Dynamics GP…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 Wrap Up

So the conference is over and in my opinion it was a great success.  I would like to thank all the team members involved at all levels for putting on a great event and making everyone feel so welcome.  The friendly atmosphere is one of the reasons I really enjoy going to Fargo (in spite of…

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Coming home from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

This is the final diary style post on my trip to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009.  Hopefully you have enjoyed reading about the events of the trip.  As far as I am concerned it was a great success.  The conference, my sessions, the meetings and the socialising with partners and Microsoft staff all added…

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Meetings after the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

If you are going to spend a day and a half getting somewhere and a day and a half going home, you want to spend more than two or three days at your destination. My trip to Fargo included the days for the conference, but also one day before and two days afterward in the Microsoft office.  The…

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Duplicate key error on a range copy statement

An ISV ran across an interesting problem a few days ago in his Dexterity/Dynamics 9.0 solution. The goal of a particular procedure was to copy records from one table into a nearly identical duplicate temporary table.  The duplicate table contained all of the original table fields plus a few new ones.  The temp table was…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 – Day 2

After staying up until the early hours of the morning, it was hard to get up again. I met Leslie, Mariano and Jaydel Gluckie from Horizons International for breakfast and then we headed over to the Microsoft Fargo campus.  The Fargo campus is now the largest Microsoft campus outside of the Redmond campus. We went back…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 – Day 1

Wow, what a ride!! I will apologize that this update has taken until now to post, but writing blog posts requires time and that is the one thing that has been at a premium over the last few days.  On Tuesday, I arrive on the first full day at the conference to hear someone call…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 – Day 0

Today is Monday and was the last chance for Mariano and I to prepare our sessions for the conference. We had a room on the Microsoft Fargo campus set aside for our use for the day.  This is the first time I have been on campus since I was in town for the Microsoft Dynamics…

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A relaxing day before the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

Just after I hit the publish button on the previous post about my trip, I received a call that some friends were waiting in the lobby for me.  So I finished getting ready and went down to catch up with Mariano Gomez (The Dynamics GP Blogster) and Leslie Vail (The Dynamics Confessor). I spent the next few…

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Getting to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 Part 2

Following on from Getting to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 Part 1. I have an uneventful four and a bit hour flight from Perth to Sydney, arriving at 13:00 (Sydney time).  I then transfer by airport coach from the domestic terminal to the international terminal where I go through passport control and security…

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Getting to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 Part 1

I always said I would not use the blog to keep a diary.  But I am going to make an exception as I keep you up to date with my trip to Fargo, North Dakota, USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009. I will skip passed the effort involved to get everything ready…

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Blog lunch table topic during GP Technical Conference 2009

I’m sure we would have double the attendees if I’d have gotten around to getting this blog post out earlier.  But there is still time to get your Technical Conference 2009 registration done, last minute travel plans booked, and hotel reservations made. I wanted to let the people on the blog know that there will…

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Don’t miss the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

I have spent the last month or so working hard with Mariano Gomez on the preparation of materials and demos for the sessions we will be presenting at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009. Time is running out to get registered and organise your transport and accommodation. See the top ten reasons to attend below:…

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Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window

I have seen this issue come up a number of times.  Trying to automate processes which involve reports and wanting to automate the Report Destination window.  Sometimes you can add the Report Destination to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and sometimes the system will not add the window to VBA.  This post will explain the…

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Asus Eee PC and Microsoft Dynamics GP

So you have now all heard about the fun I have had getting my ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-H netbook working with Windows 7 with the latest and greatest BIOS and drivers.  If you missed out on the saga, please have a look at the posts: Asus Eee PC BIOS woes with Windows 7 and Asus Eee…

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