List view in Dynamics AX

In this post, I would like to help the developers who are new to Dynamics AX and how to work with list views and manipulate data using the listViews.

Follow the below steps to learn ListView control on the forms.

Step 1: Create a new form from AOT >> Forms >> Right click and name it as Example_ListView

Expand the newly created form and go to the Designs Node. Add a new Control called ListView and name it as “LeftListView” as shown below.

By default -AutoDeclaration property of the ListView will be “Yes”.

Now lets learn some important properties of the listView. Right click on the newly created ListView and go to its Properties [Use Alt + Enter shortcut key] . Change the View type property from “Icon” to “Report” s shown below.

Save the form and now let’s add coulmns to the list view. Since we have set the autodeclaration property of the LeftListView to “yes”, we can use this control inside the code.

Step 2: Override the init() method of the Example_ListView form and add the below lines of code to add columns to the list View as shown below

LeftListView.addColumn(1,new FormListColumn(‘List of customes’,1, 200));
Refer to the image below for the same.

Step 3: Now let us insert items to the list.
Override the run() method of the form and insert the below lines of code. We are actually fetching all the customer names from the standard CustTable and adding the same to the list.

public void run()
{
CustTable custTable;
;
super();

// Adding items to the list
while select Name from custTable
{
LeftListView.add(custTable.Name);
}

}
Below image is the same for the reference

Now let’s see how the items looks like in our list.
Open the Example_ListView form by using shortcut key “Ctrl + O ”
Below image is for your reference.

Step 4: Add a new button to the form by Right clicking the design >> Chose Button control. Name the button as SelectBtn and Text property set to “Get selected item” as shown below

Override the clicked() method of the nelwy created button and add the below lines of code. This code will help you to show the selected item by the user in the list upon clicking on the button in the infolog

void clicked()
{
FormListItem item;
int i;
;

super();

i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected);
while (i != -1)
{
item = LeftListView.getItem(i);
info (item.text());
i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected,i);
}
}

Below is the image for the reference

Note: By default the Listview will not allow the multiple selection of items on the list. To allow users multiple selection, go to the LeftListView control properties and change the property of MultipleSelection from “No” to “Yes” as shown below

Step 5: Select multiple items in the list[By using shift key] and click on the button to view the selected items by the user in the infolog. Below is the result.

Step 6: Move up and down the items [Arrange] in the list View. To do this add 2 new buttons to the Form. Name them as UpBtn and DownBtn . Provide the text property on the buttons as “Up” and “Down”

On the upBtn >> Overide the Clicked method and paste the below lines of code to move the item up [Select the item in the listview and use Up arrow to move the item upwards]

void clicked()
{
int i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected);

LeftListView.moveItem(i, i-1);
}

Similarly on the DownBtn >> Override the clicked method and paste the below code


void clicked()
{
int i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected);

LeftListView.moveItem(i, i+1);
}

Moveitem is the method which will help to move or arrange the items in the list through index. If we decrement the index, the item will be moved up and on incrementing the item will move down.

Step 6: Finally, how to move items from one list to another. To do this let’s create one more list in the form by right clicking the desgins and add new ListViewControl . Name the newly created ListView control to “BottomListView” and change the ViewType property of the listView to Report. [Refer to Step 1]

Below is the screen shot for your reference [Ignore the alignment, Beautification of the form is left to you :)]

Step 7: Now we need to add columns to this newly created list which we did in the Step 2.

Modify the init() method of the form to add the columns to the BottonListView

BottomListView.addColumn(1,new FormListColumn(‘Moved customers’,1, 200));

Below is the screenshot of init method for your reference

Step 8: Lets add one more button which should help to move item from the LeftListView to ButtonListView.
Create a new button and name it as “MoveBtn” and give the text property as “Move Items” as shown below.

Step 9: Override the clicked() method of the MoveBtn and add the below lines of code to move the items from one list to another.
Business logic : Get the selected item from the LeftlistView. Add to the another list i.e BottomListView. Delete the item/items from the LeftListView.

void clicked()
{
FormListItem item;
int i;
;

super();

i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected);

while (i != -1)
{
item = LeftListView.getItem(i);

BottomListView.addItem(item); //Add items to the BottomListView
LeftListView.delete(i); // Delete the selected item from the LeftListView

i = LeftListView.getNextItem(FormListNext::Selected,i);
}
}

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3 Responses to “List view in Dynamics AX”

  1. vijaya Says:

    Thank u… it helped me alot

  2. Esther Says:

    Thank you very much for the post. 🙂

  3. Kjell A Says:

    Great! So few examples out there with good screenshots and explanations like this!


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