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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook by Mindaugas Pocius

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Creating modal forms

During my trainings and working with Dynamics AX users, I noticed that people who are not familiar with computers and software tend to get lost among open application windows. The same could be applied to Dynamics AX. I experienced many times when a user opened one form, clicked some button to open another one, and then went back to the first one without closing the second one. Sometimes this happens intentionally, sometimes— not, but the result is that the second form is hidden behind the first one and the user starts wondering why it is not possible to close or edit the first form.

Such issues could be easily solved by making the child form a modal window. In other words, the second form always stays on top of the first ...

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