64-Bit Visual Studio Code Available

Beginning with the July 2017 update, Microsoft is now pushing out a 64-bit version of Visual Studio Code. If you have an existing 32-bit version installed, you will not automatically be updated to the 64-bit version.

All you need to do though is manually uninstall your 32-bit version and install the 64-bit one. All of your existing extensions will be picked up by the new version and should continue to work.

Grab the 64-bit version here.

Happy coding!

AL Language Extension in Marketplace

For those of you that have been trying out the Dynamics NAV Development Preview, you can now grab the AL language extension from the Visual Studio Code marketplace.

This will let you set up your local machine for coding and deploying extensions on the v2 platform. This version of the AL Language extension is not for coding against an on-prem NAV system. It requires a Dynamics 365 for Financials Sandbox tenant.

To get the AL Language extension, just do the following:

In Visual Studio Code, click the Extension icon at the left and in the search box at the top, type in AL

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In the search results, select the AL Language extension, and click Install.

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After it is installed, click the Reload button to reinitialize Visual Studio Code with your new extension.

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That’s it! You can now connect your AL Language extension to your sandbox environment and code away!

As always, happy coding!

New Development Tools – April Update

As all Dynamics NAV developers probably know by now, Microsoft is working on the next generation of development tools for working with Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365.

They’ve just released the April update, and included in this update is the tool to convert your v1 extensions to the new v2 format. Exciting!!!

Check out what else is new in the update here.

NAV Development Preview – February Update is Here!

If you are a Dynamics NAV developer you should hopefully have heard by now of the upcoming changes to the development environment for building extensions.

If you’ve not heard about this, read about it here. In short…Visual Studio Code! Oh….and if that isn’t enough, we’re getting an in-client visual designer as well!

Unfortunately I’ve not had as much time to play with it as I would have liked. I am hoping to change that in the next few weeks. From what I’ve seen though, I cannot wait to start using it on a daily basis!

The team at Microsoft has been doing a great job delivering updates since the initial preview release in December. Check out the latest release notes here and try it out if you can!