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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By : Stefano Demiliani
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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By: Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the real world often requires you to integrate the ERP with external applications or solve complex architectural tasks in order to have a final successful project. This book will show you how to extend a Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation to the enterprise world in a practical way. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV architecture and then moves on to advanced topics related to implementing real-world solutions based on NAV and external applications. You will learn how an enterprise distributed architecture with NAV at the core can be implemented. Through a series of real-world cases on every topic and every industry (sales, retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and so on), you’ll see step by step how to efficiently solve a technical problem. These common problems encountered in a NAV implementation will be solved using the entire technology stack that Microsoft offers. By the end of the book, you will have the knowledge to efficiently solve certain scenarios, you will know which is the best solution architecture to propose to a customer and how to implement it.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Control add-in deployment

To use a control add-in on NAV, we need to perform the following steps:

  1. You first to need to sign the control add-in assembly. Open the Visual Studio Command Prompt and go to the directory where you have the compiled control add-in DLL (usually it's in the BIN directory on your project's folder).

    Here you have to launch this command:

    SN.exe -T <NameOfYourDLLAddinFile>

    <NameOfYourDLLAddinFile> is the control add-in DLL file.

    Visual Studio signs the assembly and returns a public key token (a 16-character key):

  2. Now we have to copy the control add-in files (DLLs) in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client add-ins folder, which is usually located here:

            C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\
            <NAVVersionNumber>\RoleTailored Client\Add-ins 

    <NAVVersionNumber> is the number corresponding to the NAV Version (90 = NAV 2016 and so on).

  3. In our solution, we have created a subfolder called Buttons on our Add-ins folder: