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9 Tips For Developing Reports in AL

9 Tips For Developing Reports in AL

Damn it. I gave everything to write 10 tips together, but in the end there were only 9. Reports can drive you to despair in AL. While extensions have been available for tables and pages for a long time, we have to be patient with reports until the following screenshot of a report extension becomes reality. To make your life as easy as possible until then, I’d like to share a few tips for developing reports in AL. For some…

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VS Code October Release – New IntelliSense Features

VS Code October Release – New IntelliSense Features

In October a new release for Visual Studio Code has been released. This release includes two features that are also nice for Business Central developers. Resizable Suggestions Until now it was not possible to change the window for IntelliSense Suggestions. The window always had a fixed size. So you could sometimes not read the description for the suggestions if they were long. In the following screenshot you can see what the suggestion window looked like so far. On the right…

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Snippet Suggestions in Visual Studio Code

Snippet Suggestions in Visual Studio Code

This is one of the shortest posts ever. Five minutes ago I was annoyed by Visual Studio Code’s default behavior when it comes to IntelliSense in combination with snippets. Picture tell more than words, so I will show you an example. I have an OnAfterValidateTrigger and want to see the suggestions inside the brackets. When I hit Ctrl + Space to activate IntelliSense, the first suggestions are all snippets that do not make sense in this situation. The first suggestion…

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Profile Switcher for Visual Studio Code – Switch to Presentation Profile in a Second

Profile Switcher for Visual Studio Code – Switch to Presentation Profile in a Second

Do you sometimes present things in Visual Studio code to other people? If so, you may have found yourself in a situation where you want to quickly switch between a “work mode” and a “presentation mode”. In work mode, you want to have all your extensions and a dark background, but in presentation mode, you want a light background and a light environment. Pictures speak more than a thousand words, so I’ll just show you what I mean. Note the…

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Manage Your VS Code Projects Easily With Project Dashboard

Manage Your VS Code Projects Easily With Project Dashboard

Getting frustrated when scrolling through your recently opened projects list in Visual Studio Code will be history after you have read this post. The Visual Studio Code Extension Project Dashboard comes to rescue you from time wasting and headaches in the future. A few weeks ago Krzysztof Bialowas mentioned this extension in one of his Business Central Beerinars. I was surprised that I could not find any other Business Central related person writing about it, so I decided to write…

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