I put together a new utility I’ll be releasing in the near future on slxdeveloper.com called SalesLogix FormSpy. Have you ever needed to customize a form but you didn’t know what the form’s name was? That is what this utility will solve. FormSpy is a .NET app that runs in the background. While SalesLogix is open it draws an overlay on the top-right corner of all customizable forms. The overlay will show you that the form is customizable (it doesn’t put the overlay on non-customizable forms) and also show you it’s name. The overlay also provides a link to open the form in Architect for editing!
Here’s a screenshot of how it looks so far:
The magnifying glass will open an explorer to view more properties of the form, including the data that the form is currently bound to. There’s still some work to be done on this to get this a bit more stable, I’ve hardly spent any time on it so far. I’ll also add the ability to quickly turn on or off the overlays via a tray icon and also make the overlays collapsible as well to get them out of the way when needed.
Stay tuned for it’s release (which definitely won’t be done until I’m back from speaking at Sage Summit and get a project or two wrapped up).