2. Getting Started

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To get started creating Applications, you should already have the prerequisite components in place and access to a test device. This section describes the configuration and guides you through creating a simple Hello World application.

Hello World

This section provides a very quick tutorial into making your first application. Follow the steps below to create a simple link on the main page of the handheld that displays a message to the user. More detailed descriptions, interactions and usage scenarios are provided in the following sections.

  1. Open the Application page (search for “Warehouse Insight Applications”).
  2. Select New.
  3. Input “HELLO WORLD” in the Code field.
  4. Select Design.
  5. Select the When the Form Opens control from the Events group and drag it onto the design area.
  6. Select the Display a Message control from the Interactions group and drag it under the previous control to connect them.
  7. Select the green String Variable from the Variables group and drag it onto the Title connector of the message control.
  8. Input “My Message” for the title.
  9. Select another green String Variable from the Variables group and drag in onto the Message property connector of the message control.
  10. Input “Hello World!” for the value.
  11. Select the Close Form control from the Actions group and drag it under the Display a Message control so that they connect.
  12. Select Save.
  13. Open the Device Menus page in Business Central to associate the new application to a menu.
  14. Choose Main from the Form dropdown options.
  15. Insert a new record and enter the following values:
    1. Caption: Test Application
    2. Icon Code: Add
    3. Standard Action: Start Application
    4. Application: HELLO WORLD
  16. Launch Warehouse Insight on the device (an icon for the new application is available).
  17. Select Test Application on the device (application message appears).

More detailed descriptions, interactions and usage scenarios are provided in the following sections.

Application Card
DMS WMDM Workflow Builder
Warehouse Insight
Warehouse Insight
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