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What's New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help

Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009

This topic contains information about the enhancements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT pro Help in each release.

To download the latest version of the developer Help (cside.chm), IT pro Help (nav_install.chm), and the Security Hardening Guide (Security Hardening Guide.pdf), see the Microsoft Download Center. To view the latest online content in the MSDN Library, see Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Documentation.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Content Release (March 2010)

This section describes the new and updated developer and IT pro Help content in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 content release in March 2010. For more information about the improved user experience in the RoleTailored client and application improvements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, see the topic What's New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 in the RoleTailored client Help.

What's new See

Web Services Documentation

Page operations now discussed in separate reference pages; new page operation (Delete_<part>) now documented; walkthroughs revised.

Working with Web Services

Delegation

Added note describing need to configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to delegate to the cifs service on the destination computer in some cases when the destination for a file operation initiated from the RoleTailored client, such as RENAME and COPY, is not on the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

How To: Set Up Delegation

Database Changes that Require Elevated Permissions

Updated the information on permissions necessary for various administrator tasks.

Setting Database Owner and Security Administration Permissions

Printing Reports

Added a topic about page settings and orientation when you print reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.

Printing Reports

Cues

Added a walkthrough that explains how to create and implement a Cue on the Role Center.

Walkthrough: Creating a Cue on a Role Center

Home Button

Added a new topic that describes the Home button and how to add items to it.

Home Button Overview

Report Property Reference

Added topics about enabling hyperlinks, external images, and external assemblies.

EnableHyperlinks Property

EnableExternalImages Property

EnableExternalAssemblies Property

ISTEMPORARY Function

Added a topic about the ISTEMPORARY RecordRef function

ISTEMPORARY Function (RecordRef)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Content Release (December 2009)

This section describes the new and updated developer and IT pro Help content in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 content release in December 2009. For more information about the improved user experience in the RoleTailored client and application improvements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, see the topic What's New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 in the RoleTailored client Help.

What's new See

Automation

  • Added new topics and updated existing topics about using Automation with the RoleTailored client.

  • Improved Automation walkthroughs

Best Practices for Using Automation With the RoleTailored Client

How to: Create an Automation Controller in C/SIDE

Walkthrough: Using Automation to Write a Letter in Microsoft Office Word

Walkthrough: Using Automation to Create a Graph in Microsoft Excel

Arranging Page Fields Using FixedLayout

Added topics about how to use the FixedLayout control to arrange page fields in rows and columns.

Arranging Fields in Rows and Columns Using a FixedLayout Control

How to: Arrange Page Fields in Rows and Columns Using a FixedLayout Control

Redesigning Matrix Forms

Updated topics to reflect the new redesigned matrix forms in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. Added a new walkthrough with details about how to redesign a matrix form.

How to: Redesign Matrix Forms

Redesigned Matrix Forms

Walkthrough: Redesigning the Acc. Schedule Overview Form

Multilanguage Functionality

Updated the topics about developing multilanguage-enabled applications and installing language modules.

Working with Multilanguage Functionality

FIND and FINDSET

Added information about when to use the FIND function and when to use the FINDSET function.

C/AL Database Functions and Performance on SQL Server

Code Rules in Form Transformation

Updated existing topic to fix examples and improve clarity.

Code Rules

Web Services Documentation

Added numerous clarifications and enhancements, including a new Web Services Programming Tips topic.

Web Services Programming Tips

Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

Added references in two topics for this new diagnostic tool, which identifies configuration issues that might be preventing your three-tier deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV from working correctly and is available separately as a download.

Walkthrough: Installing the Three Tiers on Three Computers

How To: Set Up Delegation

Configuring Access Control Lists with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Web Services

Added information to clarify best practices when configuring Web services to use SSL, configuring Web services to use delegation, or configuring Web services to use both SSL and delegation.

Walkthrough: Configuring Web Services to Use SSL

How to: Configure Web Services with Delegation

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Content Release (August 2009)

This section describes the new and updated developer and IT pro Help content in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 content release in August 2009. For more information about the improved user experience in the RoleTailored client and application improvements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, see the topic What's New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 in the RoleTailored Client Help.

What's new See

Language Modules

Added topics about how to install language modules and add translated strings in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.

Working with Multilanguage Functionality

Testing an Application

Added topics about using test features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.

Testing the Application

Synchronize Logins

Added C/AL function topics for new synchronize logins functions

SYNCHRONIZEALLLOGINS Function (Database)

SYNCHRONIZESINGLELOGIN Function (Database)

SID Function (Database)

C/AL Reserved Words

Added list of reserved words in C/AL.

C/AL Reserved Words

C/AL Programming Guidelines

Added topics about programming guidelines for formatting, naming, numbering, and other best practices

General C/AL Programming Format

Programming Best Practices

Naming Conventions

Numbering Conventions

Expanded and Improved Web Services Documentation

Documentation extensively updated and expanded. New topics address security (SSL) and delegation. Documentation also lists Web service enhancements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.

Working with Web Services

Field Text Styling on Pages

Added a topic about emphasizing text in a field by changing its color and style.

How to: Style Field Text on a Page

Trigger Reference

Added topics about triggers on pages, actions, and codeunits.

OnAction Trigger

OnClosePage Trigger

OnControlAddin Trigger

OnOpenPage Trigger

OnQueryClosePage Trigger

OnAfterTestRun Trigger

OnBeforeTestRun Trigger

Action Images

Updated the action image library to include new images that are available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.

Action Image Library

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Content Release (June 2009)

This section describes the new and updated developer and IT Pro Help content in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 content release. For more information about the improved user experience in the RoleTailored client and application improvements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, see the topic What's New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 in the RoleTailored Client Help.

What's new See

C/SIDE Reference Guide

Added topics about new C/AL functions and properties

IMPORTOBJECTS Function (Codeunit, Dataport, Form, MenuSuite, Page, Report, Table, XMLport)

EXPORTOBJECTS Function (Codeunit, Dataport, Form, MenuSuite, Page, Report, Table, XMLport)

Style Property

StyleExpr Property

Reporting Walkthrough

Adding new walkthrough about linking from a report to a report

Walkthrough: Creating a Link from a Report to a Report

Reporting Troubleshooting

Added a new topic about troubleshooting the Report Designers

Troubleshooting: Classic Client Report Designer and Visual Studio Report Designer

Control and menu IDs on transformed pages

Updated existing topics and added new topics about how to specify control and menu IDs in the transformation input

Transforming Control and Menu IDs

Translation strings in transformation input

Added information about exporting translation strings before you transform forms to pages

How to: Create the PageTranslations.txt File

Error List window

Added a topic about compiling objects and using the Error List window

Compiling Objects

Zoom

Added topics about the Zoom feature in the Classic client

Using Zoom

About This Page

Added topics about the About This Page and About This Report features in the RoleTailored client

Using About This Page and About This Report

Multiple Time Zones

Added topics about how Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server can work with RoleTailored clients in multiple time zones.

Communicating with RoleTailored Clients in Different Time Zones

Extending RoleTailored client using control add-ins

  • Added topics about how to use new control add-ins

  • Client extensibility API reference

Extending the RoleTailored Client Using Control Add-ins in Microsoft Dynamics 2009 SP1

Promoted action categories

Added a topic about defining Promoted action categories

How to: Define Promoted Action Categories Captions for the Action Pane

Page Wizard

Added topics about creating pages with the page wizard

How to: Create a Page

Page Designer Run button

Added topics about running pages with the Page Designer Run button

How to: Run a Page

Action Images

Added topics that describe new images that you use on actions

Action Image Library

March 2009 Content Release

What's new See

Debugging with Visual Studio

Added new topics about debugging RoleTailored client objects with Visual Studio.

Debugging C/AL Code

Delegation

Added new topics about setting up delegation

How To: Set Up Delegation

Form Transformation Troubleshooting

Added new topics about troubleshooting pages that you transform with the form transformation tool

Transforming Forms to Pages

Installation Walkthroughs

Updated and improved the topics in this section.

Installation Walkthroughs

Page Designer

Added new topics about:

  • Adding images on actions.

  • Creating activity buttons for the navigation pane.

Security in the RoleTailored Environment

Added new topics about users, roles, and permissions.

Security in the RoleTailored Environment

Walkthroughs

Added a categorized list of all walkthroughs in the developer and IT Pro help.

Walkthroughs for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

December 2008 Content Release

What's new See

C/SIDE Reference

Updated the C/SIDE reference topics to specify the changes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.

Changes in C/AL Behavior and Support from Previous Versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Developing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

Updated content about how to develop for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, including explanations about the differences in developing for the Classic client and the RoleTailored client.

Developing Applications for the Classic Client and RoleTailored Client

Supported Data Types, Functions, Properties, and Triggers in the Classic Client and RoleTailored Client

File Handling

Added new walkthroughs for file handling.

File Handling

Page Designer

Updated Page Designer content.

Creating and Maintaining Pages

Community Additions

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