With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, you use RoleTailored client control add-ins to extend the RoleTailored client with custom functionality. A control add-in is a custom control, or visual element, for displaying and modifying data on RoleTailored client pages. The following figure illustrates a control add-in example that displays a gauge control on a page.
Control add-ins are delivered as Microsoft .NET Framework–based assemblies that you install on computers running the RoleTailored client. You register the control add-in in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, and you can then use the control add-in with RoleTailored client pages. For more information, see.
You can use Microsoft Visual Studio to create your own control add-ins. For more information, see.
RoleTailored Client Control Add-in Model
The following figure illustrates the RoleTailored client within the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 architecture.
You install control add-in assemblies on the computer running the RoleTailored client, not the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. Unlike pages that are instantiated by C/AL code, control add-ins are instantiated using metadata that is found in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV database.