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Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 by The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team

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Chapter 20. Reflection

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Introduction

Reflection system functions

Reflection APIs

Introduction

Reflection is the process of obtaining information about assemblies and the types defined within them, and creating, invoking, and accessing type instances at run time. By using the reflection application programming interfaces (APIs) of the AX 2012 application model, you can read and traverse element definitions as though they were in a table, an object model, or a tree structure.

You can perform interesting analyses with the information that you get through reflection. The Reverse Engineering tool provides an excellent example of the power of reflection. By using the element definitions in MorphX, the tool generates Unified Modeling ...

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