Blog Post List
  • Let PRL Help You (How I Could Have Been So Stupid Not To)

    More than six months now that NAV 2013 was sent out to the world. Over six months of gettting ready to program and sell this new gem in the NAV cosmos. Or even longer for those at MS and those that particapted in the TAP program. And still many of us even did not get in the right position for it, trying to find time to somehow get in the slip stream of this all. For this very reason I was hired by a Dutch partner to conduct a What's New in NAV 2013 session for their developers. And PRL (Product…
    • 2013-4-18
  • Providing Companies to Write Their Own Help Using OneNote

    Prior to NAV 5.0 end-user companies could add their own notes and instructions to any help topic by means of the Company Notes feature. I recall I was happily using it when writing the Help for the Dutch localization as part of the 4.0 project back in 2004. If my memory doesn't fail there were some security issues around that led to the deprecation of it in NAV 5.0. Now with NAV 2013 there finally is a successor to Company Notes: OneNote. Running NAV 2013 you probably have noticed the grayed…
    • 2013-4-11
  • Real F1 Online Help for Your Add-On?

    Each time I am involved in some way with a Dynamics NAV partner with respect to Help for their add-on, inevitably the issue of wanting to have their help on-line pops up. There are many things to be said about this which I am not going to address in this post, but who knows later. Here I am picking out just one item: How to activate (real) on-line help through the F1 key without too much fuss for both partner and end-user? The F1 help, called context-sensitive help, is build into the NAV platform…
    • 2013-4-11
  • Ever used ShowHelpID? (or: How-to: Enable Help Debug Mode)

    Now that MS is enforcing CfMD on partners more and more, we all are faced with the requirement to build a help system, that goes with your add-on, more and more. Hence many of you have been working on creating a HTML help project (or even multiple) as described and supported by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Toolkit . Roughly we could divide a HTML help project into two parts: Object Reference Help (also called context-sensitive or F1 help) Non-Object Reference Help One part that…
    • 2013-4-7
  • NAV 2013 - Debugger

    Not a very creative title, right? Indeed I am not the first one to blog about this. And surely I am not going to redo the great job my fellow MVP Daniel Rimmelzwaam has done month ago. If you haven't read his post yet, you have to go out and read it. Even more: watch his video embedded in the same post. Very instructive on the various aspects of the awesome debugger we have now for NAV. If you need reasons to get moving to NAV 2013 this one should be added to your list. And BTW: also have a look…
    • 2013-4-6