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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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 – Things to consider when moving your Visual Studio Tools add-ins to the web client

One of the features included in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 release was the ability to now render Visual Studio Tools customizations in the web client. For those of you that missed the overview session of this feature at the recent Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2013, I thought I’d share some…


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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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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Quick Tip: Capturing the Save Event with Visual Studio Tools

I recently responded to a community post which was asking how to ensure that all save events from the Item Maintenance window were captured using Visual Studio Tools. The aim was to make sure that the additional fields added to the window with Modifier were saved when the item data in the window was saved. The developer had already…

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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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Working with Dates in Integration Manager VBScript

Today I worked with my colleague Rob on an Integration Manager for Microsoft Dynamics GP issue. We had a customer who was importing some General Ledger journals into their system and wished for the journals to be set up as reversing journals with the Reversing Date set up as the first date of the next…

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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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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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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – January 2001

This is article 5 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in January 2001. The Inside Track “COM See, COM Saw”January 2001 If my titles get to be too cute, blast me some e-mail. That said I really like the title this month. You…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – December 2000

This is article 4 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in December 2000. The Inside Track”See Farther, See Sharper” [Ed: Should be Further 🙂 ]December 2000 Do you have a favorite ax? You know, musicians call their instruments an “ax”. The equivalent for…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – November 2000

This is article 3 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in November 2000. The Inside TrackNovember 2000 Did you see the Blondie comic on September 11, 2000? Check it out on www.blondie.com. In case you don’t have a browser just handy, I’ll sketch…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – October 2000

This is article 2 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2000. The Inside Track From Here to ThereOctober 2000 In the last edition of The Inside Track, I introduced Microsoft’s .NET, Great Plains Platform Services and myself. This time, I’d like…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – August 2000

This is article 1 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2000. The Inside TrackAugust 2000  Welcome to a new column in the Solution Developer newsletter, The Inside Track. First off, let me tell you about myself. I’ve been working for…

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Visual Studio Tools and Dynamics GP Security

Michael Johnson recently discussed Visual Studio Tools Integration with GP Security on his blog.  Michael’s post looked at how you can obtain the credentials you need to log into the SQL Server as the current user. I would like to expand on this a little further.  When I think of Dynamics GP Security, I think…

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Getting Started with Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP

The Dynamics GP Blogster, Mariano Gomez, has begun an awesome series of posts about how a Dexterity developer can get started using Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Many of the concepts that make up the fundamentals of Dexterity development, such as Forms, Windows, Fields, Table Buffers, Triggers, etc. translate directly into the Visual…

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Development White Papers for Download

I recently came across some development tool based White Papers which are available for download from Microsoft Downloads.  I thought I would highlight them as they are worth a read: Creating a Windows Service That Uses eConnect to Integrate Data This article explains how to use eConnect, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET…

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