I cannot begin to express how excited I am to the news that Microsoft Dexterity will now become a standard part of the Microsoft Visual Studio family of development products. The news was published today over at Developing for Dynamics GP blog under strict permissions granted by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team.
Since this was just a sneak peak, a lot of questions still remain, for example:
- Will intellisense capabilities be granted to SanScript functions and statements? I for one appreciate the inline help provided for functions and statements when developing in C# and VB.NET
- What versions of Visual Studio will be supported? I want to say, Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio 2010 are the most likely candidates.
- Will developers now be able to perform backward compatible developments under Visual Studio? This is, will there be a need to continue using the old Dexterity interface for prior versions of customizations.
- What about referencing assemblies, web services, and other interfaces from the new Visual Studio interface?
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MIS, MCP, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC