How to: Add Image Files to Enterprise Portal Pages [AX 2012]

Updated: December 13, 2011

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

You can add image files to the Application Object Tree (AOT) in Microsoft Dynamics AX and then display them on web part pages.

You can add an image file (such as a .gif or .png) to the AOT, and then deploy it to an Enterprise Portal installation.

To add an image file to the AOT

  1. In the AOT, expand the Resources node.

  2. Right-click the Resources node, and then click Create from File.

  3. Locate the image file to import, and then click Open.

  4. In the Microsoft Dynamics AX client, display the Administration pane. In the Setup group, expand the Enterprise Portal group, and then click Publish images.

  5. In the Publish Images window, click OK. This will publish images from the AOT to the web server.

    ImportantImportant

    To deploy the images, you must be a site collection administrator for the Enterprise Portal site collection. To verify the user that is the site collection administrator, open SharePoint Central Administration. Click Application Management. In the Site Collections group, click Change site collection administrators. The user who is the site collection administrator is displayed.

To use the image file on a page in Enterprise Portal, you need to reference it in a web part on a page. Typically, an Image Viewer web part is used to display an image.

To display an image file in Enterprise Portal

  1. In Enterprise Portal, browse to the page where you want to display the image.

  2. Add an Image Viewer web part to the page. For more information, see How to: Add Web Parts.

  3. Set the properties for the Image Viewer web part. Be sure to set the Image Link property to the relative URL of the image to display. The images are deployed to the /ep/images folder, so the relative URL is:

    /_layouts/ep/images/filename

  4. Set the other properties as needed for the web part.

  5. Save the changes you made for the Image Viewer web part and the page.

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