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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started

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  • Get to grips with the AX Development environment
  • Understand the basics of the  X++ language
  • Reduce the time spent on coding by storing and relating data
  • Create Reporting Services reports in Visual Studio using the new Reporting Service extensions
  • Optimize data retrieval to ensure each transfer contains only the data necessary for the further operations
  • Manipulate data in X++
  • Effectively handle transaction scope by using different operators
  • Develop a .Net class in Visual Studio and then use it in AX
  • Build rich web portals with Enterprise Portal and ASP.NET
  • Optimize application performance and extensibility
  • Create services and expose them to external applications
  • Build a new module in AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that comes with its own development environment and a programming language called X++. It is specialized and optimized to solve the tasks that are typical of an ERP system. But the specialized development environment of AX brings a steep learning curve. Hence, getting started with Dynamics AX and mastering it effectively can sometimes be daunting.

This tutorial has been carefully structured to guide you through the basic features of AX development, and get you started as quickly as possible. With this book, you will soon be able to develop and maintain comprehensive management solutions for enhancing your application's performance.

The book starts with a tour of the development environment, which helps you gain a deep understanding of Dynamics AX tools and architecture. It will introduce you to the X++ language. It helps you to create new functionality that can be used and changed in the standard application. You'll also learn how to search, manipulate, and integrate data.
The practical examples in this book take you through sample AX development projects and help you learn to create forms, reports, menu items, menus, and navigation pages. It also helps you work with the MorphX application.

The author's experience of developing solutions with Dynamics AX enables him to share insights in an effective, clear, and friendly way.

By the end of this book, you will have a better understanding of the inner workings of Microsoft Dynamics AX – making your development simpler and faster, and your applications fast, reliable, and robust.

  • Develop and maintain high performance applications with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
  • Create comprehensive management solutions to meet your customer's needs
  • Best-practices for customizing and extending your own high-performance solutions
  • Thoroughly covers the new features in AX 2009 and focuses on the most common tasks and issues
  • Aimed at developers on the Microsoft platform with little or no previous knowledge of AX development
Page Count 348
Course Length 10 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781847197306
Date Of Publication 3 Dec 2009


Erlend Dalen

Erlend Dalen started working as a developer with the first version of Axapta in 1998. He was then working with some of the first Axapta  implementations in Norway and was also part of a team that created an advanced product configurator for Axapta. From 2000 to 2002, he worked on developing e-commerce, mobile, and integration solutions in Java for a Norwegian IT consultancy company. He joined Columbus IT in 2002, working first as a senior developer in Norway and in the USA and then as the technology manager of the Norwegian branch, where his responsibilities included implementing new technology areas, creating an e-commerce solution for Dynamics AX, and being the technology solution architect in internal and external projects.

For the past four years, Erlend has been working as a web developer for Norsk Test AS, where he spends his days programming in Python using the Django web framework.