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How to: Open a Development Workspace [AX 2012]

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In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, by default, the client opens in an Application Workspace. As a developer, you may prefer to open the Microsoft Dynamics AX client directly into a Development Workspace.

To open a Development Workspace, a developer license key is required, and the installation checklist must be completed. No more than eight workspaces per client can be opened at the same time.

This topic describes:

  • How to open a Development Workspace from the Application Workspace.
  • Three methods to directly start the client in a Development Workspace.
  • A code example to open a Development Workspace using X++.
To open a Development Workspace from the Application Workspace
  • Click Windows > New Development Workspace. A Development Workspace opens in a new window.

    Hint: You can also press CTRL+Shift+W to open a Development Workspace.

To open a Development Workspace by configuration
  1. Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration. The Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration Utility window opens.
  2. On the General tab, click Manage, and then click Create configuration.
  3. On the Create Configuration form, enter a name for the configuration in the Configuration name field, and then click OK. The Create Configuration form closes and you return to the Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration Utility window.
  4. On the General tab, in the Command to run at application startup field, enter -development, and then click OK to save the new configuration. The settings will apply the next time you open the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.
To open a Development Workspace using the command line
  1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open field, enter cmd, and then click OK.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin\Ax32.exe” -development
To create a shortcut to open a Development Workspace
  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the Ax32.exe file in your Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 client installation, and then click Create Shortcut. By default, this file is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin directory. A new shortcut named Shortcut to Ax32.exe is created.
  2. Right-click Shortcut to Ax32.exe, and then click Properties. The Shortcut to Ax32.exe Properties window opens.
  3. On the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, enter -development after the path to the Ax32.exe file. The Target field should resemble “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin\Ax32.exe” -development.
  4. Click OK to save the shortcut. You can move and rename the shortcut as needed.

Example


You can also open a Development Workspace directly from X++ code. For example, you can add a customized button in the Application Workspace to open a Development Workspace. The following X++ code can be used to open a Development Workspace.

X++

static void OpenDevWorkspace(Args _args)
{     int hWorkspace;     hWorkspace = infolog.createDevelopmentWorkspaceWindow();
}