How to Set the Tab Sequence Order in Microsoft Dynamics GP Modifier

Microsoft Dynamics GPWhile created a new version of a customised window for a client (the old customised version was causing problems for submission to Workflow) I needed to change the tab order of the fields on the window; I’d removed quite a few fields and changed the positions of the remaining.

I couldn’t remember how to do this (I last remember doing this in Visual Studio where you can select a field and change the tab order directly) so a quick online search found me a blog from David Musgrave, originally on the old Developing for Dynamics GP blog and now on his Winthrop DC blog.

The short version is to click Layout » Set Tab Sequence and then tab through the fields, double-clicking a field to change the order:

Set Modifier tab order

When doing this make sure you tab through fields, even after double-clicking to change the order, or odd tab ordering will result.

David’s blog post has a lot more detail available on preparatory steps, steps to accomplish the reordering as well as cautions on what to be careful.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Displays Full Screen By Default

Microsoft Dynamics GPLast year Steve Endow did a post on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 always starts full screen and how you can stop it from doing so. The cause is a setting in the Dex.ini file which was set to TRUE:
WindowMax=TRUE

Prior versions of Dynamics GP had this setting set to FALSE; at the time he posed, Steve wasn’t sure if the setting was always set to TRUE or only if the Web Client Runtime was installed. Well, I can confirm that it is always set to TRUE.

I haven’t been that bothered by Dynamics GP always starting full screen, but after a client upgrade I was asked by them about it.

To stop Dynamics GP always starting full screen you need to change the Dex.ini file setting to false; this needs to be done on every client. If you are a GP Power Tools user you can use the Dex.ini Configuration tool to change all clients, otherwise you will need to manually update all clients.

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Database Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 27 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The fourth area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Database Tools module in which there is one new feature Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Database Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Developer Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 27 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The third area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Developer Tools module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Developer Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Administrator Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 27 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The second area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Administrator Tools module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: Administrator Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: System Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 27 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The first area of new features I’m going to cover, is the System module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 27: System Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Database Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 26 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The fourth area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Database Tools module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Database Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Developer Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 26 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The third area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Developer Tools module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Developer Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Administrator Tools Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 26 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The second area of new features I’m going to cover, is the Administrator Tools module in which there are a number of new features Continue reading “GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: Administrator Tools Module Enhancements”

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: System Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 26 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The first area of new features I’m going to cover, is the System module in which there are a number of new features:

  1. Window Visibility
  2. System Status Report
  3. Send Email Window

Window Visibility/Discoverability

Window visibility/discoverability has been improved by the introduction of Find a Window and Raise All Windows options on the Tools menu:

New options on Tools menu

These functions aim to improve discoverability and visibility of Microsoft Dynamics GP; they should prove useful by making it easier to find windows and also by allowing you to bring all windows in front of the main Dynamics GP window.

System Status Report

The system status report has a number of improvements:

  1. Registered modules have been added.
  2. List of Visual Studio Addin DLLs have been added.
  3. Details maximum users allowed.
  4. Details if Dynamics GP is running on a Terminal Server.

Send Email Window

The Send Email window has been enhanced to word wrap.

The new feature will make it easier for users to create and review the email message being sent.

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26
System Module Enhancements
Administrator Tools Module Enhancements
Developer Tools Module Enhancements
Database Tools Module Enhancements