Development II in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Training Course (80304)


Duration: 2 days

This two-day instructor-led course introduces students to the tools available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 development environment.

Course 80304 Development II in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is designed for experienced systems consultants typically working for a Microsoft Dynamics partner that is selling, consulting, implementing, and supporting Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

  • · Describe the basic features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • · Review basic form of navigation.
  • · Review the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • · Describe the options for making development changes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • · Describe the theory of Model-Driven Architecture in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • · Review licensing and configuration.
  • · Explain the MorphX development environment and the Application Object Tree.
  • · Design tables using MorphX.
  • · Describe the different data types within Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • · Create a new table.
  • · Learn how to create and modify indexes using MorphX.
  • · Describe relations on Microsoft Dynamics AX tables.
  • · Learn how to create and modify Enumerated data types.
  • · Learn how to create and modify views.
  • · Design and build Forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • · Join two data sources on a form.
  • · Create customized menus and menu items.
  • · Create a form using form templates.
  • · Know the components of a listing page.
  • · Create a new FactBox.
  • · Describe the elements of Role-Based Security in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • · Setup a new user.
  • · Assign roles to a user.
  • · Assign a security role to a user.
  • · Edit duties assigned to a role.
  • · Edit privileges assigned to a duty.
  • · Edit permissions assigned to a privilege.
  • · Search for roles with access to a menu item

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  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Module 1: Introduction to X++
This module introduces the students to the characteristics of X++.


  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of X++
  • Development Tools
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Best Practices

Lab: Print to the Screen
Lab: Debug the Job
Lab: Create a Data Model
Lab: Create an XML Developer Document

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify key features of developing with X++.
  • Describe the basic foundation of object-oriented programming.
  • Use the development tools available within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Create object and data models from existing application elements by using the Reverse Engineering tool.
  • Use best practices to instill good programming habits.

Module 2: X++ Control Statements
This module explains how to use control statements in X++.


  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Variables
  • Operators
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Built-in Functions
  • Communication Tools

Lab: Create a Times Table Using a While Loop
Lab: Create a Times Table Using a Do…while Loop
Lab: Create a Times Table Using a for Statement
Lab: Create a YesNo Box
Lab: Create an Infolog Tree
Lab: Create a Dialog Box
Lab : Use X++ Control Statements

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Declare and use extended data types for variables.
  • Use the various operators available in X++.
  • Control program flow using conditional statements in X++.
  • Repetitively call the same blocks of code by using Loop statements.
  • Use standard functions that are built into the application
  • Use output commands to display data and messages to the user.

Module 3: Classes and Objects

This module discusses how to use classes and objects within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

  • Introduction
  • Classes
  • Method Access Control
  • Inheritance
  • Objects
  • Scoping and Parameters in X++
  • Methods
  • Referencing Object Methods
  • Method Types
  • Table as Classes
  • Eventing

Lab: Create a New Class
Lab: Allow Access to Methods
Lab: Instantiating a Class
Lab: Use Method Parameters
Lab: Create a Run Method
Lab: Create a Calculator Class

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the classes within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 X++ development
  • Control access to methods using Access Control Method Modifiers
  • Extend a class using the concept of inheritance
  • Describe the differences between an object and a class
  • Initialize variables in the appropriate place according to scoping rules
  • Call methods within the same class
  • Use the different method types available
  • Describe the similarities and differences between tables and classes
  • Use the eventing publisher and subscriber model when modifying code in the application.

Module 4: Accessing the Database

This module explains how to develop modifications that interact with the database.


  • Introduction
  • Retrieving Data
  • Data Manipulation
  • Queries

Lab: Retrieving Data
Lab: Update
Lab: Create Query Using X++After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Retrieve data from the database using a select statement.
  • Create, update, and delete data in the database.
  • Use and build queries using kernel classes.

Module 5: Exception Handling

This module discusses the mechanisms built in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to help with exception handling.

  • Introduction
  • Exceptions
  • Try and Catch Exceptions
  • Throwing Exceptions
  • Optimistic Concurrency Exceptions

Lab: Handle an Exception

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Examine the exception handling mechanism in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Use the Try, Catch, and Retry statements.
  • Throw an exception from code.
  • Identify and create code used to handle optimistic concurrency exceptions.

Module 6: Security for Developers
This module introduces some more advanced security features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

  • Introduction
  • Permissions
  • Security Policies
  • Code Access Security
  • Display Method Authorization