Friday, February 28, 2014

Improvements to Issue Search on Lifecycle Services

Issue Search now not only supports search by string or KB but also supports search by AOT object path and AOT object element.
  • To search for an AOT object path, use the format “$\ObjectType\Object”. For example $\Classes\Tax.
  • To search for an AOT object element, use the format “$ObjectType\Object#Element”. For example $\Classes\Tax#post.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beware when using SqlDictionary for reflection in AX

I stumbled across this little quirk today, in AX 2012 R2. 

If you use SqlDictionary for reflection on tables, you'll miss all tables that are extended from another table. These tables are not in SqlDictionary by themselves, the fields are listed with the parent table. So SqlDictionary reflects how the table(s) are created on SQL Server and not how they are modelled in the AOT. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bing Code Search for C#

The Bing Code Search add-in for Visual Studio 2013 makes it easier for .NET developers to search for and reuse code samples from across the coding community, including MSDNStackOverflow, Dotnetperls and  CSharp411.

Bing Code Search improves developer productivity and speed by bringing the experience of searching for reusable C# code into Visual Studio IDE.

Download here.