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Accessor Methods Generator

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Accessor Methods Generator creates accessor methods for private member variables of Dynamics AX objects. All member variables declared in a selected class are displayed to an user, he or she marks the variables and adjust proposed method properties. Methods are generated immediately after a confirmation.

Accessor Methods Generator


Accessor Methods Generator 0.2


  1. Import downloaded .xpo file.
  2. Add DevAccessorMethodsGenerator menu item to SysContextMenu menu.
  3. Add the following code to SysContextMenu.verifyItem() (inside case MenuItemType::Action)

<xpp>case menuitemActionStr(DevAccessorMethodsGenerator):

   if (this.selectionCount() == 1
       && !firstNode.AOTIsOld()
       && DevAccessorMethodsGenerator::isSupportedTreeNode(firstNode))
       return 1;
   return 0;</xpp>

Supported AX versions

Accessor Methods Generator v 0.2 supports Dynamics AX 4.0 and Dynamics AX 2009.


  • Select AOT object with member variables (typically a class, but is can be also a form etc.), open context menu and choose Generate accessor methods.
  • A form is displayed, showing one record for each member variable. Following fields are available:
    • Mark (editable) - Mark it if you want to create an accessor method for this variable.
    • Variable type (read only) - Type of the member variable.
    • Variable (read only) - Name of the member variable.
    • Read (editable) - If marked, generated method will return value of the variable.
    • Write (editable) - If marked, method will accept a parameter and write value to the variable.
    • Method name (editable) - Accessor method name. Can be adjusted by user.
    • Parameter name (editable) - Name of the parameter of the accessor method (if applicable). Can be adjusted by user.
    • Parent (read only) - Checked if the variable is defined in some parent class and not in the selected class itself.
  • Choose variables (filtering can be used in the form), mark them, adjust the setting and click OK.
  • Methods are generated and result is displayed in the Infolog. Methods can be opened by double clicking on the infolog message.


There is no parametrization available - modify the source code if needed. For example, if you want to change the default method prefix, adjust the getPrefix() method in the TmpDevAccessorMethod table.