The Microsoft Dynamics team is continuously improving their solutions. We read a lot about new features from a functional perspective and some expected platform updates to unify and simplify the experiences of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations with Dataverse and the Power Platform. Some investments, like the new grid control, saved views and a new HTML editor control, are announced in the release plans. One development extension is not announced, but appeared as preview in the options for form controls: the Progress status chart control. In this post you will find a video how you, as a developer, can use this control. You can also download the demo form to get started.
Progress status chart demo
At moment of publishing this blog, the progress status chart control is in a preview. It is experimental and not intended to use in production environments as Microsoft might make changes or even can decide to remove the control in a next update. Watch the video below to see how you can add the control on your own forms in Dynamics 365 and what x++ coding is required to set the percentage and display colors.
The new control is not available in all versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365. I noticed the control in 10.0.23 and it is still available in the preview of 10.0.24. I haven’t checked if the control was added before version 10.0.23.
The form object I used in my demo is available as download. When Microsoft will make changes in a future version which impacts the demo, the download will be updated with a new working version.
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