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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By : Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By: Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny

Overview of this book

Because an ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 plays a central role in an organization, there will always be the need to integrate it with other applications. In many cases, services are the preferred way of doing this, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now more flexible than ever when it comes to the creation and use of these services. Understanding these services will help you identify where they can be used, and do so effectively."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" is a hands-on guide that provides you with all the knowledge you will need to implement services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The step-by-step examples will walk you through many of the tasks that you need to perform frequently when creating and using services."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" provides detailed and practical examples for creating and using services that will make it a resource you will consult many times during your implementationsThis book helps you to identify situations where services can be used for your implementations. By providing step-by-step instructions for many of the common tasks, you will gain practical know-how on to get the job done.Easy to follow instructions are provided for all types of services you will encounter. You will learn how to create document services using the AIF Document Service Wizard and how to use X++ to create custom services. You will also learn how to deploy services and web services and how you can consume them in both X++ and .NET. The services are also put to use in the SysOperation framework, which uses services to run business logic and is the new way to create batch processes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Custom UI Builders

One of the great improvements that the SysOperation framework has over the RunBaseBatch framework is that it generates the dialog for you. Fields on the dialog, for example, are generated based on the data contract. But if you want to change the dialog that is generated, you can use the UI Builder classes.

When we say custom UI Builders, we mean a class that extends the SysOperationAutomaticUIBuilder class. This is the class that generates the dialog based on the data contract of your service operation. By extending this class, you can add your own logic to the building process. Most commonly this will include logic that:

  • Sets properties of field controls such as mandatory and enabled

  • Overrides methods of field controls such as lookup and modifiedField

  • Prevents controls from being added by overriding the addDialogField method

When you create your own UI Builder class, you will notice that the possibilities go far beyond what we have just described. Just as with the custom controllers...