Course 80312A:

Development III in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Length:3 Days
Published:September 22, 2011
Language(s):English
Audience(s):Developers
Level:300
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This three-day instructor-led course puts the techniques learnt in Development I in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Development II in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 courses into practice directly in the application. It also introduces more advanced features of X++ and MorphX, and encourages the use of the Testing Framework to build for more reliable coding. 
Audience Profile
The intended audience is experienced systems consultants typically working for a Microsoft Dynamics partner that is selling, consulting, implementing, and supporting Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Create a test case.
  • Add methods to a test case.
  • Run a test case.
  • Build a test project and suite.
  • Isolate test cases appropriately.
  • Explain the MorphX development environment and the Application Object Tree
  • Program optimal database access using a "while select" statement.
  • Program optimal database access using queries.
  • Describe the caching mechanisms in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Prevent and resolve database locking.
  • Use temporary tables in classes, forms, and reports.
  • List the reasons for using InitFrom methods.
  • Use ParmId and ParmTables.
  • Discuss date effectiveness and describe how to build date effective forms.
  • Add a computed column to a view.
  • Employ the various techniques available for integrating external data with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Use collection classes to store data in X++.
  • List which application objects control different Graphical User Interface (GUI) components.
  • Modify and use the Application Substituted Kernel Classes.
  • Extend the RunBase framework to create new batch processes.
  • Transfer information using the Args object.
  • Identify the main sections that make up a form.
  • Add data sources to a form to define what data is displayed by the form.
  • Add controls to a form to display data.
  • Modify form methods to the control how the form behaves when it opens and closes.
  • Make decisions about where to place the code.
  • Make runtime modification of the fetch of data.
  • Explore the Application Object Tree (AOT) from Visual Studio.
  • Create a project in Visual Studio.
  • Write .NET managed code that uses X++ objects.
  • Deploy managed code.
  • Debug code using Visual Studio.
  • Configure how the workflow engine is executed on a server.
  • Specify which application module a workflow is applicable to using a workflow category.
  • Link tables to workflows using a query.
  • Create a new workflow type.
  • Apply a workflow to a form.
  • Define what happens when the workflow is approved or denied.
  • Create Event Handlers and apply them to a workflow.
  • Configure a workflow.
Course OutlineModule 1: X++ Unit Test Framework
This module describes how the X++ Unit Test framework allows for unit tests to be created along with the code they are designed to test.
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Creating Test Cases
  • Adding Methods to Test Cases
  • Running Test Cases
  • Build Test Projects and Suites
Lab : Create a Test Case
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a test case.
  • Add methods to a test case.
  • Run a test case.
  • Build a test project and suite.
  • Isolate test cases appropriately.
Module 2: Working with Data
This chapter explains the correct approach to database functions when processing large amount of data in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • While Select
  • Query
  • Caching
  • Locking
  • Temporary Tables
  • InitFrom
  • ParmTables
  • Date Effectiveness
  • Computed Columns in Views
  • Data Integration
Lab : Fetching DataLab : Converting QueriesLab : Reducing LockingLab : Temporary TablesLab : Integrating External Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the MorphX development environment and the Application Object Tree
  • Program optimal database access using a "while select" statement.
  • Program optimal database access using queries.
  • Describe the caching mechanisms in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Prevent and resolve database locking.
  • Use temporary tables in classes, forms, and reports.
  • List the reasons for using InitFrom methods.
  • Use ParmId and ParmTables.
  • Discuss date effectiveness and describe how to build date effective forms.
  • Add a computed column to a view.
  • Employ the various techniques available for integrating external data with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Module 3: Classes
This lesson introduces some of the most commonly used system classes, and demonstrates ways they can be used to support modifications.
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Collection Classes
  • Application Object Classes
  • Application Substituted Kernel Classes
  • RunBase Framework
  • Args Object
Lab : Create a MapLab : Create a Query from CodeLab : Create a Global MethodLab : Make a RunBase ClassLab : Using Args
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use collection classes to store data in X++.
  • List which application objects control different Graphical User Interface (GUI) components.
  • Modify and use the Application Substituted Kernel Classes.
  • Extend the RunBase framework to create new batch processes.
  • Transfer information using the Args object.
Module 4: Forms
This module provides a comprehensive foundation for using forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to interact with the end-user.
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Architecture
  • Data Sources
  • Form Controls
  • Form Methods
  • Placement of Code
  • Additional Controls
Lab : Create a FormLab : Use Unbound ControlsLab : Initialize a FormLab : Add a Window Control
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the main sections that make up a form.
  • Add data sources to a form to define what data is displayed by the form.
  • Add controls to a form to display data.
  • Modify form methods to the control how the form behaves when it opens and closes.
  • Make decisions about where to place the code.
  • Make runtime modification of the fetch of data.

Module 5: Visual Studio Integration
This module explains the Visual Studio tools built specifically for Microsoft Dynamics AX development.
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Application Explorer
  • Visual Studio Projects
  • Managed Code Projects
  • Deploying Managed Code
  • Visual Studio Debugging Experience for X++
Lab : Create a Managed Code ProjectLab : Create an Event Handler in Managed Code
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explore the Application Object Tree (AOT) from Visual Studio.
  • Create a project in Visual Studio.
  • Write .NET managed code that uses X++ objects.
  • Deploy managed code.
  • Debug code using Visual Studio.
Module 6: Workflow
This module introduces the development side of creating a workflow. Workflow is a system in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that allows business processes to be automated.
Lessons
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Create a Workflow Category
  • Create a Query
  • Create a Workflow Type
  • Enable Workflow on a Form
  • Create a Workflow Approval
  • Create Event Handlers
  • Author a Workflow
Lab : Add another Condition to the Submit ActionLab : Enable Resubmit
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure how the workflow engine is executed on a server.
  • Specify which application module a workflow is applicable to using a workflow category.
  • Link tables to workflows using a query.
  • Create a new workflow type.
  • Apply a workflow to a form.
  • Define what happens when the workflow is approved or denied.
  • Create Event Handlers and apply them to a workflow.
  • Configure a workflow.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • working experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX and knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 development environment.
  • completed Course 80303A, Development I in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • completed Course 80304A, Development II in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
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