Blog Post List
  • OnLookup & OnValidate #1

    The other day I was on a thread where the enigma of coding the OnLookup trigger came around the corner. It reminded me that this used to be a rewarding subject during the Solution Developer courses in those days. I would show the students a simple table/form combination with one of the fields having a table relation enabling you to perform a look up to the related table. So I would press the look up button, but nothing happened. “ How can this be? ” I would proclaim. Generally, prior to that…
    • 2010-9-27
  • Born: Dutch Dynamics Community

    While I was still fighting to get my reinstalled laptop doing what I wanted to, Mark took the lead in announcing our newborn dynamics community contribution: Dutch Dynamics Community . So now at the end of the day, though still fighting my laptop, it's my time for some undouble dutch on this. I am really thrilled about this as it feels like something so akin to me; a custom made suite; my grandmother's tomato soup ... Well, so much more comes to mind. And I have to be honest, not in the least…
    • 2010-9-23
  • From One Counter to the Other: Getting Your Add-on Module Extended

    So we had decided to extend one of our add-on modules. And as it had been measured on the short side we had to apply for an extension of the number of objects. Simple as that ... it seemed. So how to do that? PartnerSource surely would be of help, we thought. So we typed add-on extension . Nope. Add-on registration , bingo! One of the two top hits did lead us to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Add-On Registration page which contains good info on the whole process of registering your add-on. Yes…
    • 2010-9-21
  • Microsoft Language Portal

    In my search for a NLD version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 RoleTailored Client Terminology slide deck I was pointed by the Dutch MBS PMM Aldert Kadijk to a site I had never been aware of: Microsoft Language Portal . Next to the fact that you can search for any ENU term and it's local translation (and vice versa) it provides a number of downloads: Style Guides Terminology Collection UI Translations Wasn't able to download everything yet, but the Style Guide for sure…
    • 2010-9-14
  • Translate Export vs. Language Module

    And so it seemed Mark and I were going to end up in a "Yes, you do" ... "No, you don't" quarrel about the need to reset object properties after importing a UI translation . Let's just take the perspective that we were at cross-purposes; langs elkaar heen praten as we say over here. Having taken the discussion on a private mail thread it even took a while before that became clear. And you know, in a way we were both right. Rereading my posts on translation I have no problem to take the blame on…
    • 2010-9-10
  • How-to: Reset Object Properties After Importing a UI Translation

    Did you ever use the ObjectTime tool? Or what I actually wanted to ask is: ever heard of the ObjectTime tool? Haven't checked it for all versions but in general it is delivered as part of the UPGTK (i.e. Upgrade Toolkit) on the product CD/DVD: \..\UpgradeToolKit\Multilanguage Tools. It's actually one dataport (104010 - Import/Export Object Time) provided as a .fob file, called ObjectTime .fob , that allows you to export object properties of all C/SIDE objects: Type ID Modified …
    • 2010-9-8
  • How-to: Efficiently Translate UI

    Now you have selected a translation tool , how do you efficiently translate your application? Steps to Take Of course this depends on the way you have organized your development, but grosso modo I think it should be like this: Make sure your code (i.e. C/SIDE objects) comply to the following: code base is ENU no captions have been created except for text constants unbounded form/page/report controls Any Caption (ENU) for text constants and unbounded controls…
    • 2010-9-7
  • Tools to Translate UI - a Quest

    Little over a year ago we had the need to partly translate the UI of a huge solution from our sister company from German to Dutch. Due to time constraints and my not-up-to-date knowledge about translation tools I searched for the Navision Localization Workbench (NLW), found it on mibuso , and installed it on my machine. NLW! You could clearly read the astonishment on our faces when we found out that this new UI translation tool was built on an Access database. In retrospect I would say: had MS…
    • 2010-9-6
  • NAV Add-ons and Online Help - A Discussion

    After a long time I picked up one of my favorite tasks: building Online Help. Having said that I am quite sure a substantial number of you will frown as I know from the past it was not common that people around me did really like that. So why do I like it? To me it's one of those missing links a user experiences when confronted with some nice peace of software he should start to use and the fact that there is no one around to instruct him in some way. Oh yes, I know NAV Online Help (OLH) is not…
    • 2010-9-2