Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Configure Visual Studio to connect/open with correct AOS

Visual Studio is essential to create/edit SSRS reports with MS Dynamics AX 2012 and later releases. Here are steps to configure visual studio with correct AOS (in my case it is development AOS).

  1. Connect with computer where visual studio is installed
  2. Go to location where visual studio file is installed and placed. In my case it is placed at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE
  3. Right click and sent to create shortcut to desktop (one can create shortcut anywhere)
  4. Right click Visual Studio shortcut (will name something "devenv - shortcut") and take properties
  5. Set target = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /AxConfig C:\FaisalFareedWorkfolder\DynamicsAXTestSystem.axc

Path of the original visual studio installation file as mentioned in step 2
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"

Path of the configuration file where MS Dynamics AX 2012 configuration is stored. This can be UNC file path or local path, depends on your requirements.
/AxConfig C:\FaisalFareedWorkfolder\DynamicsAXTestSystem.axc

Double click on

Make sure visual studio is connected with correct AOS. This "DynamicsAX_Test" is the configuration name in configuration file used as target in visual studio shortcut's properties.