Customising the Company Login window series Part 4 – Visual Studio Tools

Following on from my previous posts: Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction, Customising the Company Login window series Part 2 – Visual Basic for Applications and Customising the Company Login window series Part 3 – Dexterity, here is a discussion about trying to create a solution using Visual Studio Tools. As discussed in…

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Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction

Recently a comment from David M (not me) was posted on the Support Debugging Tool Portal (https://aka.ms/SDT) page asking: “We have some fairly long names for our GP companies. Well, when logging onto GP, the second “Company Login” screen cuts off the company names too short for us. The entry field for companies allow for…

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Using Menus for Visual Studio Tools to launch ad hoc and custom applications

Back in July 2008, I was attending a Developer Toolkit training course run by my friend, Steve Gray. It was during this course that the idea for Menus for Visual Studio Tools was created. Being the geek I am, I had a prototype of the concept running the next day. That code eventually became what…

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Handling Australian GST Requirements for Payables Transactions in eConnect

As part of the handling of Australian Good and Services Tax (GST), Microsoft Dynamics GP needs to be able to track if a Tax Invoice has been received for payables transactions. This is important as a company must have a Tax Invoice for a purchase before they are allowed to claim the Input Tax Credit…

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Quick Tip: Debugging Visual Studio Tools

Let’s jump right in. We debug our Visual Studio applications over and over; and attaching to the test environment is among the most important, and time-consuming skills we use. (How many times have I launched GP2010 when I was thinking of GP2013?) Of course we all simplify our testing by building the dll and pdb…


Menus for Visual Studio Tools Portal

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Menus for Visual Studio Tools will be available from Winthrop Development Consultants (http://winthropdc.com/MVST) This is the portal page for Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Find this page using the shortened URL: https://aka.ms/MVST For GP 2013 (v12.0): Current release is Build 9 (Last Modified: 11-Dec-2012).For v10.0 & GP 2010 (v11.0): Current release is…

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Menus for Visual Studio Tools Build 9 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Released

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, I am pleased to announce the release of Build 9 of Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP for version GP 2013 (v12.0). This release for Dynamics GP 2013 is based on the Build 9 code from Dynamics GP 2010 and adds no new features other…

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GP Web Services and Invalid Character Errors

I am going to go over the steps to find and resolve invalid data characters in Dynamics GP that cause GP Web Services exceptions.   A common process of “copying and pasting” a block of text from an external program into the Note window for a Dynamics GP record or an import routine directly to the SQL…

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Differences with SQL Transaction Rollback behaviour for eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

A recent case has highlighted some subtle differences in behaviour with eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and the way it handles SQL transaction commit and rollback. Prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, if a XML Document file contained any transactions which generated errors from eConnect, the entire Document and all the transactions that have…

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Product Suggestion: eConnect POP Tax Engine

Over the last few weeks, Mark Polino, MVP over at DynamicAccounting.net has been posting articles asking you to vote for Product Suggestions using the Microsoft Connect site. Well now it is my turn….   History To start with we need a little bit of history: When the Purchase Order Processing module in Great Plains Dynamics was…


Microsoft Dynamics GP Addins DAG Utility

Today, I have another treat for Visual Studio Tools developers. After I posted the article: How to update Microsoft Dynamics GP Visual Studio Tools Addins on a live system, I was contacted by another community member, Srinivas Ramidi. He has created a little utility that makes using the DAG (Dictionary Assembly Generator) tool easier by providing a…

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How to update Microsoft Dynamics GP Visual Studio Tools Addins on a live system

Today I have a treat for all the Visual Studio Tools developers out there. While at Microsoft Convergence 2012 Houston, I was approached by Luc St-Yves to discuss a tool that he was creating that would allow Visual Studio Tools Addins to be updated on a live system. This is especially useful on a terminal server…

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Choosing between eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Should I write this integration using eConnect or Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP?   This is often a question we receive at conferences like Convergence or in support cases from both Customers and Partners.  Like most questions in our field, there really is no concrete answer to this one.  The answer is usually the dreaded “Well, it depends on…”.   What…

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Leveraging the changes in eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

In this post I will talk about the changes made to the API for eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and how developers can take advantage of these changes to affect their custom application.   If you have been using eConnect 2010 you have already realized that there is a new Windows service running called the eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics…

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Quick Tip: Using eConnect to update Customer or Vendor Addresses with a blank Address Line 3

I had a case this week that was asking a fairly commonly asked question about integrating address information using eConnect. The scenario is that we want to update a customer or vendor address and the previous address had three lines in the address and the new address only has two lines. When the update is processed, Address Lines…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 5

Great News. The long awaited Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 5 for English Installations is now available!!  [Edit] This Service Pack brings SQL Server 2008 R2 compatibility to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0. Please make sure you read all the hot topics and notes BEFORE installing, especially this new FAQ which explains some important changes:…

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VSTools 2010: Adding Company Name to Dynamics GP Home Page

A few years ago, the question came up (partner, customer, Convergence – I don’t recall) about being able to identify the current company on the Dynamics Home Page of the Navigation pane. Currently at the top of the Home Page, the page will default to: %user%’s Home which after substituting the user id we would…

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Menus for Visual Studio Tools Build 9 Released

Well, it has taken a little longer than orginally planned, but I am pleased to announce that Menus for Visual Studio Tools build 9 has now been released for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (v11.0). When Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 was first released, the plan was that…


Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Software Development Kits Released

The Software Development Kits for the various parts of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 application have been released to CustomerSource and PartnerSource.  The links are below:    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Application Software Development Kits Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (CustomerSource) Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (PartnerSource)   Software Development Kit (SDK) for Business…

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