Open .net SDK command prompt here!

Barry Fitzgerald from Gumdrop books (a NAV 2009 customer) sent me a hint to another blog post, which in short talks about how to add a menu item to your folder menus like this:  http://www.theproblemsolver.nl/dotnet_faq_0016.htm This would open a command prompt, starting in this directory ready to use Visual Studio tools like SN (which you…

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Edit In Excel R2 – Part 2 (out of 2) – the final pieces

It is time to collect the pieces. The full Edit In Excel R2 solution looks like this Slightly more complicated than the first version – but let me try to explain the pieces NAVEditInExcel is the COM object, which we use from within NAV. This actually hasn’t changed a lot, the only small change is,…

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Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

Updated the link to the ComponentHelper msi on 12/11/2009 Please read my first post about auto deployment of Client side components here before reading this. As you know, my first auto deployment project contained a couple of methods for automatically adding actions to pages, but as one of my colleagues in Germany (Carsten Scholling) told…

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Running Code on the Client without deploying COM objects

Yes, it can be done! No, it isn’t .net code – nor AL code. Why? It started out as me being a little too fast when stating that you could easily download a file to the Client and attach it to Outlook without any user interaction – and as you might know that is true,…

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Auto deployment of Client Side Components

NOTE: There is an updated post on Auto deployment of Client Side Components here. When you install the RoleTailored Client on a number of clients, you might need to install a number of Client side components as well. This might not sound as too much of a problem when you need to install the client…

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Edit In Excel R2 – Part 1 (out of 2)

This post assumes that you have read the 4 step walkthrough of how to build the Edit In Excel demo from November 2008. You can find the parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and the Bug Fix. In this post I will talk about what is needed in order to be…

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NAV 2009 and Unicode!

The title might be a bit misleading, but I am writing this post as a response to a problem, which a partner ran into with NAV 2009 – and the problem is caused by Unicode. I am not a Unicode expert, so bare with me if I am naming some things wrong. As you know,…

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Edit In Excel – Part 4 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read part 3, part 2 (and part 1), you should do so before continuing here. We have seen how to put code inside Excel, using VSTO and connect to NAV 2009 Web Services. We have seen how to add this to a table inside Excel and how to write data back to…

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Edit In Excel – Part 3 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read part 2 (and part 1), you should do so before continuing here. In Part 1 and 2, we have seen how easy it is to add a Web Service Reference inside Excel, and use it to get Data. In Part 2 we even had the ability to modify data and send…

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Edit In Excel – Part 2 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read Part 1, you should do so before continuing here. In Part 1 we saw how easy it is to white .net code inside Excel, and get it executed based on an event in Excel, and how easy it is to fill values into cells. But in order to make this really…

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