‘is’ and ‘as’ operators with .NET types

I recently ran into an unfortunate limitation of .NET Interop from X++ (in D365FO). I wanted to check if an X++ object is of a given type, nevertheless the type used for the variable declaration was a .NET interface. Here is an example: using Microsoft.Dynamics.ApplicationSuite.FinancialManagement.Currency.Framework;   void demo(IExchangeRateProvider _provider) { if (_provider is ExchangeRateProviderCBOE) {} …

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Compare records in code

When saving a record, I had to check which fields had changed and react in a special way if only certain fields (and not any other) changed their value. I could iterate all fields and compare their values in two table buffers (the original and the updated one), but I thought that D365FO might already …

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Security API

The product that used to be called Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (I truly don’t know how I should call it these days) allows defining security elements both by developers (delivered together with code) and by power users though GUI (stored in database). You may have a need to work with security objects …

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Beta exam MB-500

Today I took the beta exam MB-500: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer; I think it’s going to be made generally available on January. I was already planning to take it when I received an email with a significant discount, therefore I had no reason to hesitate. They didn’t show me my score …

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String format options for utcDateTime

I’ve run into a problem that reminded me that while X++ types and corresponding CLR types (such as str and System.String) can often be user interchangeably, they aren’t the same. I was trying to convert a utcdatetime value to the standard “sortable” format in D365FO, for which I wrote the following code: utcdatetime currentDateTime = …

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