Chapter 4. The X++ Programming Language

In this chapter

Introduction
Jobs
The type system
Syntax
Classes and interfaces
Code access security
Compiling and running X++ as .NET CIL
Design and implementation patterns

Introduction

X++ is an object-oriented, application-aware, and data-aware programming language. The language is object oriented because it supports object abstractions, abstraction hierarchies, polymorphism, and encapsulation. It is application aware because it includes keywords such as client, server, changecompany, and display that are useful for writing client/server enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. And it is data aware because it includes keywords such as firstFast, forceSelectOrder, and forUpdate, as well as a database query ...

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