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Version 10.0 and its individual windows
One of the major changes to the Microsoft Dynamics GP user interface occurred with the release of version 10.0. This change was from the MDI (Multiple Document Interface) to the SDI (Single Document Interface).
Version 9.0 had a single application window in which multiple child (document) windows could be opened. This single application window would show as a single entry in the Windows Start Bar.
Version 10.0 has a main application window, however now all the child windows open as independent windows which show on the Windows Start Bar. Each single window (document) has its own interface.
Here is a explanation of SDI and MDI from an MSDN article:
SDI applications allow only one open document frame window at a time. MDI applications…
GPWindow: Where's that GP Window?
Not one to rest on his laurels, Jivtesh has added a new feature to his already amazing GPWindow.com site. Have a look at the Where's that GP Window? link to see what new shiny toy Jivtesh has given us.
We now have the ability to type in a window's…
Why can't I discard changes on a Transaction?
I saw a newsgroup posting today asking this common question. You might ask "Master records like Customers and Vendors let me discard changes, so why not transactions?"
There is no discard/undo/cancel changes functionality on most (if not all) transactions within Microsoft Dynamics GP. Why is it so?
Well, there is a simple technical reason for this.... Referential Integrity of the Data.
Master record usually only involve a single table and the data in one table does not have a direct effect on data in other tables. When you make change in the master record, it is not automatically updating other tables. This means that discarding changes is simple as there are no other tables involved. You might note that some fields cannot be changed or that the record cannot be deleted if it has been…
gptip42day - Internet Information Button
Have you ever noticed the little i button on various cards within GP and wondered what it's for? This is called the 'Internet Info' button and is used to access the Internet Info window, where email addresses, websites, images, and other electronic information specific to the particular master record can be stored.
* click image to…
System Preferences Option GP 10
Setting up a new installation recently I wanted to prevent both the 'Metrics' and 'Outlook' sections of a new user's home page from loading. I've read solutions about running a SQL statement against the Users Master (SY01400) in the Dynamics database, but I wanted it to prevent it from happening in the first place rather than going back and changing it after the users had been set up.
The solution is found in…
Feature of the Day: Enhanced Navigation to External Reports
Enhanced Navigation to External Reports
BI Tools: SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft Office Excel Reports
Why this feature is cool!
Provides navigation enhancements for SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft…
Weekly Dynamic: Windows Arrow Keys
I thought I would highlight an almost invisible feature of Dynamics GP today, the arrow keys. At the bottom of most windows there are two small arrows and two arrows with bars like this: |< < > >|. Usually these are followed by a…
Where’s that GP Window ?
I want to highlight a new feature on GPWindow.com. Jivtesh has provided the ability to…
Internet Information Button
Another good tip by Frank, he did post explanations about the internet information button and form and…
Recommended Reading for anyone designing User Interfaces
A number of years ago when I was working closely with the Great Plains development team in Fargo, I heard that everyone on the team had been given a book to read. This book would help the team understand why it is important to work with designers when creating software, especially the user interface.
That book was Alan Cooper's The Inmates Are Running The…
"Transactions" button on Batch Setup Form?!?!?!
Mark posted explanation about the "Transactions" button on all batches setup forms, you must read this post as Mark made the post very much…
Microsoft Dynamics GP Windows
When GP 10.0 was released, it brought to us a major change that some users found great while others found it driving them crazy, it was the independent forms opening, so each form of GP forms opens independently and out side the application, I.e. no MDI form exist to have all forms…
Feature of the Day: Registration Navigation Panes
Registration Navigation Panes
Why this feature is cool!
· Customers who purchase the Business Essentials or Advanced Management packages of Microsoft Dynamics GP receive the install to multiple modules. In prior…