Adding code templates/shortcuts in AX 2012

19 03 2012

If you’ve got any blocks of code that you use frequently, e.g. specific comment blocks, you can very easily add code short cuts in AX 2012 to auto-insert the them in to your X++ code.

For example you can setup AX to automatically create surrounding comment such as

whenever you type “mycom” and press the tab key.

How do you accomplish this. Very easily!

Step1: Locate the class EditorScripts in the AOT.
Step2: Create a new method with the format public void template_flow_[shortcut](Editor editor)
Step3: User the editor parameter to add code the code that you would like inserted. e.g. editor.insertLines(“\\test comment”);
Step4: Add your method to the case statement in the isApplicableMethod method in the section relating to template “editor scripts that does not apply to Macros” 

Thats it, now if you type your shortcut into any editor in AX and press tab, the “\\test comment” code will be inserted.

Here’s a full example method

The above creates the following output:

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4 responses

19 04 2013
14 09 2014
Ramanjaneyulu

hi this is not working for me… i have created a method in editorscripts class, and provided a case in isApplicable().. anything else to be done ??

13 10 2014
18 02 2015
Jovica

Hi Ramanjaneyulu,
try to restart AOS in local Services .

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