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  • Learn basic programming concepts like variables, loops, and conditionals
  • Build tables and perform complex actions on their data
  • Design different types of forms to display and interact with business data
  • Create reports to present information from multiple areas of the system
  • Write C# .NET code that will work inside the NAV client
  • Learn advanced security techniques including integrating your code with Active Directory
  • Build solutions that work with the entire Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Write code to interact with the Windows file system and registry
  • Create objects to send your data to other applications and read data from other databases
  • Learn to work with SQL Server and execute basic queries against the NAV database
  • Design solutions for the Role Tailored Client



Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a business management solution that helps simplify and streamline highly specialized business processes such as finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. ERP systems like NAV thus become the center of a company's day-to-day operations. When you learn to program in an environment like this it opens up doors to many other exciting areas like .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook will take you through interesting topics that span a wide range of areas such as integrating the NAV system with other software applications like Microsoft Office, creating reports to present information from multiple areas of the system, and so on. You will not only learn the basics of NAV programming, but you will also be exposed to the technologies that surround the NAV system such as .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.

The first half of the cookbook will help programmers coming to NAV for the first time by walking them through the building blocks of writing code and creating objects like tables, forms, and reports.

The second half focuses on using the technologies surrounding NAV to build better solutions. You will learn how to write .NET code that works with the NAV system and how to integrate the system with other software applications like Microsoft Office or even custom programs. You will also discover some of the features of the Role Tailored Client including creating Pages and custom add-ins.

  • Write NAV programs to do everything from finding data in a table to integration with an instant messenger client
  • Develop your own .NET code to perform tasks that NAV cannot handle on its own
  • Work with SQL Server to create better integration between NAV and other systems
  • Learn to use the new features of the NAV 2009 Role Tailored Client
  • Easy-to-read recipes with detailed explanations and images
  • Maximize your learning with short tutorials that tell you exactly what you need to know without all of the fluff
Page Count 356
Course Length 10 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781849680943
Date Of Publication 19 Oct 2010


Matt Traxinger

Matt Traxinger graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 with a B.S. in Computer Science, specializing in Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Science. After college he took a job as an add-on developer using a language he was unfamiliar with for a product he had never heard of: Navision. It turned out to be a great decision.

In the years following Matt learned all areas of the product and earned Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Professional certifications in both technical and functional areas of NAV. He continues to stay current with new releases of the product and is certified in multiple areas for versions 4.0, 5.0, and 2009.

Currently Matt works in Norcross, GA, for Canvas Systems, one of the largest resellers of new and refurbished computer equipment as an in-house NAV Developer and Business Analyst. He supports multiple offices in the United States as well as locations in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

In his spare time you can find him on the online communities and under the name MattTrax, helping others learn more about the Dynamics NAV software.