Image resources in reports

When I was playing around with images and resources in AX, I have found that Menu nodes have an AOT property called NormalImage. On this property you can provide a file name which was imported into AX under the Resource node, so your module would have this image shown in the Main menu.

But when you want to use the resource in a report, the kernel does not associate your custom image with a resource ID, and you also do not have a property similar to the menus.

The only solution that you have is to add a Bitmap control to your report, then read out the data that is being stored under the node and return the container as a Bitmap value. Here is the code:

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DAXRunBase / 2010-08-18 / AX 2009, AX 2012, Microsoft Dynamics AX / 2 Comments

Label search with an exact match

If you are trying to look up a label under the menu Tools/Development tools/Label/Label editor, the search string matches your label string with a wildcard.

For search strings like “item” it might display many hits, and takes a lot of time to get the results. But if you enter the label on an object property and you do the lookup there, an exact match search is executed.

If you take a look on \AOTClassesSysLabel::searchStringBuildExactStr(LabelType _searchString) you can find the solution there as a macro.

If you use the same search term, then you will get an exact match:
“<item>”

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DAXRunBase / 2010-04-14 / Microsoft Dynamics AX / 3 Comments

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