Colored tabs in Visual Studio

Do you have many tabs in Visual Studio with designers and code editors and do you struggle to make sense of them? It’s not surprising – we often work with many things at once and some elements even have same names (e.g. VendTable table and form), which means that tabs for them look identical. Wouldn’t it …

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First chance exceptions

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations runs completely in “.NET”, which has some interesting implications. The runtime and tools working with it (such as Visual Studio) offer many new options that may be very useful. One of these options is the ability to catch first chance exceptions. When an exception is thrown, it’s considered a …

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‘Get latest’ failed on a file without permissions

A few days ago I was getting latest changes from VSTS to an AX 7 development box when it failed on a certain (custom) .dll file, because Visual Studio wasn’t able to overwrite the file. I made sure that all AX services are down, but it made no difference. Then I looked at file permissions …

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Application Explorer filtering

Application Explorer in AX 7 allows easy filtering, which is extremely useful, because trying to locate something in AOT is what we do all the time (I really missed this feature for many years). It looks simple, but it’s very powerful, if you know how to use it. First of all, you can simply put …

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