CHAPTER 1: ARCHITECTURE
CHAPTER 2 : DATA DICTIONARY
CHAPTER 3 : USER INTERFACES
CHAPTER 4 : SECURITY
Lesson 2 : MorphX and the Application Object Tree
MorphX and the Application Object Tree:
The MorphX and the Application Object Tree (AOT) is a tree view of all application elements in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Each branch node contains a different application element type. Within the AOT, a developer can create or modify Microsoft Dynamics AX application elements using drag-and-drop functionality. The system has default settings for all application object properties.
This chapter focuses on those elements contained in the Data Dictionary node. It briefly discusses all the elements within the data dictionary. Some of the other application elements are discussed in later chapters. The course goes into much more detail later in the chapter with tables, maps, views, extended data types, and base enums. First, it is important to know how to use the AOT.
In Microsoft Dynamics AX, application objects are defined in the Application Object Tree (AOT) and are instantiated at runtime. The AOT also contains application resources, references, and documentation. This section describes the AOT and its contents, how to use the AOT to define application objects, and how to import and export definitions of application objects.
For reference information about the properties for element nodes in the AOT, see Properties of AOT Elements.
n Microsoft Dynamics AX, the Application Object Tree (AOT) contains all of the definitions of elements that are used to build Microsoft Dynamics AX, such as classes, tables, forms, and so on. This topic provides an overview of the AOT and defines the top-level nodes.
To create a new element in the AOT, right-click the relevant node, and then click New. In addition, drag-and-drop operations are available for many elements.
All elements under the top-level nodes have:
- A shortcut menu. To open the shortcut menu, right-click an element. For more information, see Shortcut Menu Commands: AOT.
- Properties. To see the properties and property values of an element, right-click the element and then click Properties. The Properties sheet is displayed. For more information, see Application Object Properties.