Creating a Customer Form at Run Time in X++

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Written By: Fatima Zafar

The job “CustomerForm” creates a customer form at run time in x++. In the form, I have used two datasources “CustTable” and “DirPartyTable”. I have also shown how to add menuitemfunctions in a form through X++.

Here is the code in X++:

public static void CustomerForm(Args _args)
{
//Initialization
DictTable dictTable;
DictTable dictTable1;
Form form;
FormBuildDesign design;
FormBuildDataSource formBuildDataSource;
FormBuildDataSource formBuildDataSource1;
FormBuildActionPaneControl actionPane;
FormBuildActionPaneTabControl actionPaneTab;
FormBuildButtonGroupControl buttonGroup1;
FormBuildButtonGroupControl buttonGroup2;
FormBuildCommandButtonControl CommandNew;
FormBuildCommandButtonControl CommandDelete;
FormBuildMenuButtonControl CustomerButton;
FormBuildFunctionButtonControl NewCustomerButton;
FormBuildFunctionButtonControl ForecastButton;
FormBuildGroupControl Grp;
FormBuildGridControl grid;
FormBuildGroupControl grpBody;
Args args;
FormRun formRun;
#task

//Adding DataSources
dictTable1 = new DictTable(tableNum(CustTable));
dictTable = new DictTable(tableNum(DirPartyTable));
form = new Form();
form.name(“Customer Overview”);

formBuildDataSource = form.addDataSource(dictTable.name());
formBuildDataSource.table(dictTable.id());

formBuildDataSource1 = form.addDataSource(dictTable1.name());
formBuildDataSource1.table(dictTable1.id());
//Building Form Design
design = form.addDesign(‘Design’);
design.caption(“Overview”);
design.style(FormStyle::SimpleList);
design.titleDatasource(formBuildDataSource.id());
//Adding Action Pane and Buttons
actionPane = design.addControl(
FormControlType::ActionPane, ‘ActionPane’);

actionPane.style(ActionPaneStyle::Strip);
actionPaneTab = actionPane.addControl(FormControlType::ActionPaneTab, ‘ActionPaneTab’);

buttonGroup1 = actionPaneTab.addControl(FormControlType::ButtonGroup, ‘NewDeleteGroup’);
buttonGroup2 = actionPaneTab.addControl(FormControlType::ButtonGroup, ‘ButtonGroup’);

CommandNew = buttonGroup1.addControl(FormControlType::CommandButton, ‘NewButton’);
CommandNew.buttonDisplay(FormButtonDisplay::TextAndImageLeft);
CommandNew.normalImage(‘11045′);
CommandNew.imageLocation(SysImageLocation::EmbeddedResource);
CommandNew.primary(NoYes::Yes);
CommandNew.command(#taskNew);

CommandDelete = buttonGroup1.addControl(FormControlType::CommandButton, ‘NewButton’);
CommandDelete.text(“Delete”);
CommandDelete.buttonDisplay(FormButtonDisplay::TextAndImageLeft);
CommandDelete.normalImage(‘10121′);
CommandDelete.imageLocation(SysImageLocation::EmbeddedResource);
CommandDelete.saveRecord(NoYes::Yes);
CommandDelete.primary(NoYes::Yes);
CommandDelete.command(#taskDeleteRecord);

CustomerButton = buttonGroup2.addControl(FormControlType::MenuButton, ‘CustomerquickCreate’);
CustomerButton.helpText(“Create New Customer”);
CustomerButton.text(“Customer”);

NewCustomerButton = CustomerButton.addControl(FormControlType::MenuFunctionButton, ‘CustomerquickCreate’);
NewCustomerButton.text(‘New’);
NewCustomerButton.saveRecord(NoYes::No);
NewCustomerButton.dataSource(formBuildDataSource.id());
NewCustomerButton.menuItemName(menuitemDisplayStr(CustomerquickCreate));
ForecastButton = buttonGroup2.addControl(FormControlType::MenuFunctionButton, ‘SalesForecast’);
ForecastButton.text(‘Forecast’);
ForecastButton.saveRecord(NoYes::No);
ForecastButton.menuItemName(menuitemDisplayStr(ForecastSalesGroup));
//Body
grpBody = design.addControl(FormControlType::Group, ‘Body’);
grpBody.heightMode(FormHeight::ColumnHeight);
grpBody.columnspace(0);
grpBody.style(GroupStyle::BorderlessGridContainer);

grid = grpBody.addControl(FormControlType::Grid, “Grid”);
grid.dataSource(formBuildDataSource.name());
grid.widthMode(FormWidth::ColumnWidth);
grid.heightMode(FormHeight::ColumnHeight);
grid.addDataField(formBuildDataSource.id(), fieldNum(DirPartyTable,Name));
grid.addDataField(formBuildDataSource1.id(), fieldNum(CustTable,AccountNum));
grid.addDataField(formBuildDataSource.id(), fieldNum(DirPartyTable,LanguageId));

Grp = design.addControl(FormControlType::Group, ‘Group’);

ForecastButton = Grp.addControl(FormControlType::MenuFunctionButton, ‘SalesForecast’);
ForecastButton.text(‘Forecast’);
ForecastButton.menuItemName(menuitemDisplayStr(ForecastSalesGroup));

args = new Args();
args.object(form);

formRun = classFactory.formRunClass(args);
formRun.init();
formRun.run();
formRun.detach();
}

About the author

Fatima Zafar is an Associate Software Engineer in the Dynamics Team at Systems Limited. She is extremely passionate about her work and loves to explore development platforms and tools. As a technology oriented person, she has under her belt a wide range of experiences including technical writing, tutorial development and blogging for technology and has dabbled (significantly well) with X++, .NET and MySQL. Currently working as a Microsoft Dynamics AX developer, she aims to explore as many areas of Dynamics as she can. Other than AX, her passions include graphic designing and she would like to work more on that front as well.

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