Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 428

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 428

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s Developer Digest vol. 428 includes the addition of ranking update history to Google’s Search Status Dashboard, a demonstration of Copilot in Visual Studio, how to manage multiple calendars in Outlook, a new feature in Business Central 2023 Release Wave 1 that makes it easier to create opening balances for item tracked inventory, and a link to the original Apollo 11 source code for the command and lunar modules.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central community comprises professionals devoted to advancing the success of their customers. Developers, project managers, and consultants collaborate to share helpful information across blogs, forums, and social media sites. From discovering new solutions to finding answers to complex issues, these dedicated individuals are constantly sharing their knowledge with others. At ArcherPoint, we recognize and appreciate this highly engaged community’s creativity, hard work, and collective intelligence. To ensure all users can benefit from their expertise, we want to share their wealth of information with everyone.

This weekly digest presents a collection of thoughts and findings from Dynamics NAV/BC experts and devotees worldwide each week. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Latest capabilities of Copilot in Visual Studio

Stas Yakhnenko comments on the latest Copilot capabilities in Visual Studio: “I’ve just seen a really impressive demo of the new Copilot in VisualStudio. And it feels crazy. Considering what we have now, I’m curious about what are the development and programming gonna look like in 5 years?” Be sure to watch the video demonstration.

Developer Tip of the Day: Objects and which app?

For all of my customers, I like to add a Page Extension to All Objects With Caption (Page 9174) that will show which installed App owns each object. Before BC22, I would use the special table “Published App” to fetch the name of each app by App ID, but BC22 wants to make that table unusable. Microsoft provided a new variable type to solve this problem called ModuleInfo.

trigger OnAfterGetRecord()


Module: ModuleInfo;



NavApp.GetModuleInfo(Rec.”App Package ID”, Module);

AppName := Module.Name;



AppName: Text;

New feature in BC: Opening balances for item tracked inventory

Mohana released a new video showing a new feature in Business Central 2023, Release Wave 1 that makes it easier to create opening balances for item tracked inventory. This new feature lets you enable specific batches on the Item Journal page where you can enter serial, lot, and package data directly on journal lines.

That’s when we were REAL programmers!

Kyle Hardin posted a link to github where you can download a local copy of the Apollo 11 source code that ran the main spacecraft computer for the command and lunar modules.

Interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

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