Basics of Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Development

We’ve heard many good things about the much-anticipated Microsoft Dynamics AX Product, AX7. AX7 is still as powerful as its predecessors, but there are some interesting facts about AX7 Development you should know.
AX7 now has no MorphX/AX Development workspace. Microsoft now offers Visual Studio for AX development.
AX7 is based upon a few terminologies. These are:
Element: Any Object that is located in AOT. E.g. Base Enumeration, EDT, Table etc.
Model: A Model is a collection of elements that we have in previous versions.
Packages: A package can be a deployable unit that may have multiple Models.
Project: Projects are the logical containers that hold all of the information required to build your application.
AX7 has arrived and we are now able to use two methods of development in AX.
Overlaying is when you modify any element in an upper layer. It will override the definition in the lower layer. This is what we did until AX2012 to customize AX. It allows customization of source code and metadata at a higher level.
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It refers to the idea of extending existing elements without overriding them in other layers. This means that elements will not be customized but will be extended. All customizations and code can be stored in an extension element. It only contains the code that has been added or modified in the extension file.
We need to set up a few settings before we can start using Visual Studio. This will make it easier to use AX when developing.
Step 1:- Open AX 7 OptionsStep 2, Set Projects OptionsStep 3, Set Text Editor OptionsStep 4, Set Best Practice Options
We hope this makes your MS Dynamics AX7 experience more enjoyable. Koenig’s Development Basics of Microsoft Dynamics AX7 will open up many new possibilities and open up a world of possibilities that you didn’t know existed.
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