Monthly Archives: December 2014

My 2014 in Blogging


It’s new years eve 2014. A good moment to quickly remember a great year before spending some time with wife and kids counting down until midnight. 2014 was my first full WordPress year. I wrote about 50 new articles and … Continue reading

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Repeatability, Hype or Reality?


With Repeatability being the big “buzzword” in the NAV community for 2014 I thought it would be nice to close the year with a blog around this topic. There is no doubt in my mind that after a decade, Microsoft … Continue reading

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Small Changes that make a big Difference | #3


In NAV2015 all functions are local by default. This is great for Encapsulation, but a pain for the Class-Method-Property pattern. Therefore my request is simple, please add a column to the function form where we can set the property instead … Continue reading

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Implementation Pattern #3 | Encapsulation


Not a big reader? Watch the video of this blog here on YouTube! Encapsulation is one of the four corner stones of object oriented programming and it is about componentizing your software, it’s basics go back even to the 1970ies. … Continue reading

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Tip #34 | RDLC Row background itteration


This Blog Article was brought forward from my old blog As I described in my previous post, we will get report design guidlines. One of these guidlines is to use itterated background changes in list reports. This looks realy cool, … Continue reading

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Tip #33 | Smart Debugging


This Blog Article was brought forward from my old blog One of the “Real life” tips I showed at NavTechDays is how to use the classic debugger smartly. What I see people do many times is turn on the debugger … Continue reading

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Tip #32 | Flowfield Calculation in RTC


This Blog Article was brought forward from my old blog Update 2014 : This is obsolete from version 2013 and onwards In the classic client we are used to getting a runtime error when a flowfield cannot be calculated if … Continue reading

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Tip #31 | Print Report ID on Reports


When an end user asks you to change a report, they often show a paper print of the report with the changes drawn with a pen or marker. They often (or always) don’t know the report number and if you’re … Continue reading

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Tip #30 | Reading 1000 + Characters from a File


This Blog Article was brought forward from my old blog UPDATE 2014 : In current versions with DotNet interop you would probably want to use that instead. As many of you know there is a lenght limitation of text variables … Continue reading

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Tip #29 | Formatting in RDLC


This Blog Article was brought forward from my old blog Ok, it has been a while since I blogged. One of the reasons for that was that we bought another house and moved last month. This has a huge impact … Continue reading

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