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How to: Create a List Page Form [AX 2012]

Updated: April 14, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

To create a Microsoft Dynamics AX list page, you use the Application Object Tree (AOT) to create a list page interaction class and form that specify the behavior and structure of the list page. The following procedures describe how to create the class and form for a primary list page.

To create the list page interaction class

  1. In the AOT, right-click the Classes node, and then click New Class. The Classes node expands and displays a new class.

  2. Right-click the new class, and then click Properties. In the Properties window, click Name, and then enter a unique name for the class.

    ImportantImportant

    You should match the name of the class to the name of the list page. In addition, you should append Interaction to the name of the class. For example, the list page interaction class for the customer list page is named CustTableListPageInteraction.

  3. Expand the class node, and then double-click classDeclaration. The class opens in the Editor window.

  4. To modify the class declaration, click classDeclaration, and then add extends ListPageInteraction to the class declaration.

    The following code example declares an interaction class for a list page named RoomsListPage.

    public class RoomsListPageInteraction extends ListPageInteraction 
    {
    .. 
    }
    
  5. Click Save and then close the Editor window. If you view the properties for the class, the Extends property is now set to ListPageInteraction.

To create the list page form

  1. In the AOT, right-click Forms, click New Form from template, and then click ListPage. The new list page form appears in a second AOT window.

  2. Right-click the new form, and then click Properties. In the Properties window, click Name, and then type a unique name for the list page.

    ImportantImportant

    To identify the form as a list page, always append ListPage to the form name. For example, the Facility Management sample contains a list page that displays room information. The form for the list page is named FCMRoomsListPage.

  3. Verify that the FormTemplate property is set to ListPage.

    NoteNote

    Setting the FormTemplate property to ListPage adds the InteractionClass property to the form.

  4. Click InteractionClass, expand the drop down list, and then click the name of the class that you created earlier.

    For example, to specify the class for the FCMRoomsListPage, click the RoomsListPageInteraction class you created earlier.

  5. Verify the form includes an action pane, grid, and filter group control. Expand the form node, expand Designs, and then expand Design. You should see an action pane, filter group, and grid control.

  6. Save your changes by right-clicking the form, and then clicking Save.

After you create the form, you have to add a data source. For information about data sources, see How to: Add a Data Source to a Primary List Page.


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