Business Central as an app: getting to the al source code

You must have heard the latest news: Microosft released the first devpreview (on docker) where Business Central is an app, and there is close to no C/AL anymore. Either you might have gotten it from the blog from Microsoft, or Stefano’s blog, where he explained how to build an app for it.

I wondered if there was still a way for us to browse the – in this case – the al-code. And even more – would we be able to use the VSCode navigationability (if that’s a word at all) to navigate our code (like “go to definition” and “find references”)?

Bron : Waldo’s Blog
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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:

Bron : Waldo’s Blog
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Credentials, Data Privacy Settings And Data Sources In Power Query/Power BI

Recently I’ve been doing some more investigations into how data privacy settings work in Power BI. This is a subject I’ve blogged about in great detail already in a series of posts last year, but this functionality is so complex that there is always more to learn. I don’t have any profound new insights to offer; instead this blog post is a write up of a series of experiments whose results shed light onto how the process of setting data privacy levels works end-to-end.

Bron : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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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?

Bron : Aphorisms about Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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