Form Factories

When running in SDI (single document interface) mode, all windows in Dexterity-based applications are surrounded by a wrapper that is written in .NET managed code. The base wrapper used by default displays items like the menus, the system date, and the current user.

You can create and register a “form factory” to override the base wrapper. This allows you to add .NET controls that will be displayed next to the main Dexterity-based window. The form factory is a .NET assembly created with Visual Studio that you will place in the same location as the Dynamics runtime. To register the form factory, you will add an entry to the Dynamics.exe.config file.

Form factories can be used only for Dexterity-based applications that are running in SDI mode, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The following sections provide details about creating and using form factories:


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