September 09, 2018

Form Event handler methods in Dynamics 365 FO

Hi Guys,

Let’s discuss today the different event handlers in Dynamics 365 FO. Now we don't have the leverage 😉to overwrite existing code anymore so all you have is event handlers to manipulate standard functionality. However, event handlers were available in the earlier version as an optional and best practice but now it’s the only option. I will be sharing different event handler so we can cover most of the methods with different parameters.

1. Form dataSource event handler: Here I will be using the vendTable form to get table buffer and perform additional business logic or validation.

Vendtable = Form name
vendTable = form data source name
[FormDataSourceEventHandler(formDataSourceStr(Vendtable, vendTable), FormDataSourceEventType::Written)]
public static void vendTable_OnWritten(FormDataSource sender, FormDataSourceEventArgs e)
    FormRun                 form           = sender.formRun();
    FormDataSource          vendTable_ds =       form.dataSource(formDataSourceStr(Vendtable,Vendtable)) as FormDataSource;
   Vendtable     Vendtable= vendTable_ds.cursor();
<Now to got table buffer, perform business logic/validation>
lets see one more example below;

2. Form DataSource while closing the form (same will apply for OnInitialized,
[FormEventHandler(formStr(EcoResAttributeValue), FormEventType::Closing)]
public static void EcoResAttributeValue_OnClosing(xFormRun sender, FormEventArgs e)
     FormDataSource ecoResProduct_ds   =          sender.dataSource(formDataSourceStr(EcoResAttributeValue, EcoResProductAttributeValue));
      EcoResProductAttributeValue      ecoResAttributeValue = ecoResProduct_ds.cursor();

3.  Post-event hander of Form init or any other standard method method
[[PostHandlerFor(formStr(Ledger), formMethodStr(Ledger, init))]
    public static void Ledger_Post_init(XppPrePostArgs _args)
        FormRun form = _args.getThis();
        FormDesign design =;
        FormControl revaluationAccount = design.controlName(formControlStr(Ledger, revaluationAccount));
        FormControl currencyRevaluation = design.controlName(formControlStr(Ledger, currencyRevaluation));

<your code>

4. Form control event hander:
[FormControlEventHandler(formControlStr(LogisticsPostalAddress, Roles), FormControlEventType::Modified)]
    public static void Roles_OnModified(FormControl sender, FormControlEventArgs e)
        FormRun element = sender.formRun();
        FormControl purposeCtrl   =, Roles));
        FormDataSource logisticsLocation_DS = element.dataSource(formDataSourceStr(LogisticsPostalAddress, LogisticsLocation));
       <business logic>


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1 comment:

  1. Can I use this to send form details to an api? I need to obtain new opportunities that are created in Dynamics 365 and later update them with a new OpportunityID.
    Thanks in advance



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