Extending Role Centers

There should be a simple rule that applies to all members of our community. If you struggle with something and find out the answer, then share it. If everyone starts doing that I’m sure it will improve our community and bring back some joy in the world were even most MVP’s just blog so sell their marketing messages.

Again, today I wasted much valuable time of my life chasing weird behaviour in our ForNAV AppSource solution.

As most partners we struggle to find a good balance in simplicity and I had this great idea (or at least I thought it was a great idea) to personalise the role center.

I’ve added a menu item for our AppSource solution that contains the shortcuts that most people need and I wanted to hide those unimportant.

When working with page extensions I always try to work with AddLast to have the smallest change of breaking during upgrades.

You can see that the visibility of one of the items is toggled. Here is my code

Simple right? Only show the Replace Reports to an admin or anyone who can manage their own data.

But then the trouble came. This compiles, builds and publishes just fine but the visibility is not toggled.

Then I remembered something from C/Side. IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO CODE IN ROLE CENTERS!!! And I am extending a Role Center.

So I guess you can call this a bug. When extending a rolecenter it should not be possible to write code.

For me this is back to the drawing board and I will try to come up with a better solution.

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