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Team Foundation Server and AX labels

Today we will cover the topic of using labels with the Team Foundation Server (TFS) as our Microsoft Dynamics AX Version Control System (VCS).

If you set up a new environment from scratch and your repository is empty, you can import your existing ALD label files to AX and add it to VCS in 2 easy steps.

1) You may use the standard “ALDImport” startup command with the AX client and pass in your labels one by one, or use the following code to import all files from a specific folder with the help of .Net managed code:

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By |2015-11-23T17:52:10+01:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: TFS|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

PowerShell and AXModel files

In AX 2012 there is a very high chance that you have to work with the new AXModel files.

You may receive an ISV solution, or a Microsoft hotfix and you would like to know what is inside. If you have installed the management extensions, you can go to Start menu > Administrative tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Management Shell to open PowerShell to access the AX-specific utilities.

We have a hotfix in our example, and would like to see what objects are inside, which may cause a conflict with out customizations. You can run the following command to get more details from our AXModel hotfix:

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By |2015-11-23T17:53:12+01:00October 9th, 2012|Categories: AX 2012|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

AOT node compare

One of the most often used tool is the AOT node Compare utility, which has some improvements from the past but can be changed further.

Now in AX 2012 the compare tool can be executed as CIL code rather than in the X++ runtime tier, which should give you considerable performance boost for larger code comparison. Here is a great post (The compare tool–and running X++ code as IL) from mfp about improvements that Microsoft did.

On the other hand you can do some improvements yourself by adding the following line to the SysCompare class, selectionChanged method:

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By |2015-11-23T17:54:27+01:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: AX 2012|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

DAXRunBase 2012

Hi Friends!

Since Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now booming, it is time to share some interesting features, problems and solutions for this exciting new product which is already out in the wild on the DAXRunBase blog.

In future posts I am planning to cover ways of using the Team Foundation Server and build automation, show tricks that can make everyday development a bliss, introduce using PowerShell and AxUtil during your everyday life and a lot more.

I really hope you will find the following posts useful, and a thumbsup in comments always helps to keep me motivated =)

Cheers
Vilmos Kintera

By |2015-11-23T17:56:10+01:00August 13th, 2012|Categories: Microsoft Dynamics AX|Tags: , , |0 Comments