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From the Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX Blogs: Event handlers; Performance Monitor; Custom fields; Collection letters

by Jason Gumpert

From this week's Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX blogs:

  • Customizing D365 with event handlers
  • AX Performance Monitor 101 - Setup PerfMon for continuous monitoring with rolling files
  • Custom fields: handle with care!
  • Collection letters in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

Customizing D365 with event handlers     

On his Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition with Sukrut blog, Sukrut Parab wrote that with the Dynamics 365 release, you know have to do most things using extensions and event handlers.

But you still have the option to overlay code. When you create a new package, select the existing packages and modify any standard object that belongs to that package, you're doing overlaying, Parab wrote.

That wasn't a big issue in previous versions of D365, but with new release you should stop doing that and embrace a practice of doing customizations using extensions and event handlers instead, according to Parab:

Source code and metadata of model elements can be extended without an over-layering using extensions.

In this blog post, Parab shared some snippets of code about how to do some things while using event handlers that are going to help you when you're performing common scenarios, such as how to get form data source, form controls, etc., in event handlers.

You can read the rest of the post and see those snippets of code here.

AX Performance Monitor 101 - Setup PerfMon for continuous monitoring with rolling files

On the Dynamics AX in the Field blog, José A. Estevan wrote that Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) is probably the most useful ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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