Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 367

Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 367

ArcherPoint Developer Digest is a weekly blog post that highlights Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central development and Dynamics NAV development, contributed by technical professionals. In Developer Digest Volume 367, we discuss installing fonts, a good summary of Directions EMEA 2021, what’s new in Visual Studio code and AL, and more.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Installing Fonts for All Users

Kyle informs: “Important Safety Tip: Starting with Windows Server 2019, Microsoft introduced the concept of a personal font. This means that, if you install a font, the default is now that it goes into your personal profile, not the system-wide font folder...

...11 hours later (asking for a friend), I found the solution. Right-click on the font file and select Install for all Users." 

Figure 1 - Installing fonts for all users in Windows

What’s New in Visual Studio Code and AL

Matt highly recommends that everyone take an hour to watch What’s New in Visual Studio Code and AL in Dynamics Business Central 2021 Release Wave 2. You can even listen while you do other work!

Tom watched it: “There's some promising new stuff coming. It'll be an adjustment to learn when we need to create report extensions and when we need to just create a new report.”

Kyle responds: “Hardly anyone includes code inside their runtime app.”

Tom replies: “It's definitely a challenge of working with third party apps in BC. I'm glad to see Microsoft is working on improving the debugging experience there.”

Developer Tip of the Day: Modifications to Table Fields in a Table Extension

Kyle shares another Developer Tip of the Day: You can make elementary modifications to table fields in a Table Extension.

 tableextension 50012 "ARC Vendor" extends Vendor 

fields 

modify(County) 

Caption = 'State'; 
CaptionClass = ''; 

AL Diagnostics (Compiler Warnings) Published 

Saurav shares: “Good news for all Business Central developers...finally, all 700 AL diagnostics (aka AL compiler warnings) have been published.” You can find them at  AL Diagnostics - Business Central | Microsoft Docs 

Matt T notes: “I'm not sure what it says about me that I actually am happy about this.” 

Directions EMEA 2021 Highlights

Steve R shares: “This post provides a pretty nice summary of the recent Directions 2021 EMEA event. It includes information on what's been done and what's coming to Business Central, along with some interesting insights into recent and predicted reseller trends.” 

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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