C/AL Source Code Analysis with PowerShell

Last Directions US and EMEA, I had the opportunity to talk about – uhm – myself. Well, not really – about my tools. It was a weird experience – but it got more attention than I ever expected.

Now, during that session, I showed a tool that I wanted to put out there for sooooo long: a way to analyze your C/AL Source Code with PowerShell.

This was actually an “let’s see what we can do and how far we can go”-challenge during our free time ;-), where the .Net part (which is the majority of the work) wasn’t done by me, although I was quite (let’s say “overly”) involved with the entire evolution of it ;-). The tool might not be completely new to you. I have been using it for quite some time to talk about some things within the product, like:

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Export C/AL objects as AL from a database on a docker container on a remote host

As you might have figured in quite some sessions, threads and posts, I’m quite fond running docker images on a remote Hyper-V on my laptop. From the moment it was described by Arend Jan, I’m using it. In my opinion, it’s a much better way to run, because Windows Server is so much better in memory management as Windows 10 is (in regards of Docker that is).

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Converting Dynamics NAV source code from C/AL to AL using PowerShell

Converting from C/AL to AL can be a bit of a hassle: First you need to open den Development Environment Then filter the objects that needs converting Export the objects to a txt file in a folder Then Run the Txt2AL.exe Lastly import them in the workspace So, I thought: Why cannot I do that directly from VS Code with PowerShell?

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Smart solutions 2: Programming Computer Vision in C/AL code

In the previous post, we looked at an example of how Microsoft has built Azure Machine Learning (ML) functionality into Dynamics NAV. We discussed the Image Analyzer extension, which uses the Computer Vision API from Microsoft Cognitive Services to identify attributes in images attached to items and contact persons.

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