Role Center Behaviors
This section describes in which areas the Role Center pages have a different behavior in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client than in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. This behavior has influence on how you will build your Role Center pages. For information about pages on tablets and phones in general, see Differences and Limitations When Developing Pages for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Universal App.
|Tiles||The app bar will automatically show tiles in two or three columns depending on the total number of tiles. A Role Center with many tiles only displays the tiles that fit vertically on the screen; other tiles are not shown and will not be available.
On the phone, the Home page will automatically show tiles in one or two columns depending on the total number of tiles and these can be scrolled.
|Actions||Actions that are added under an ActionContainer of the subtype HomeItems are always shown in the navigation pane.|
|Actions||Actions that are added under an ActionContainer of the subtype ActivityButtons are never shown, and cannot be accessed.
There is no ability to navigate to other Activity Buttons as you can do in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Because Activity Buttons link to related functionality, the recommended workaround is to providing links to this functionality through their own Role Center as a separate entry point.
|Actions||- In the action pane, if the current profile has no configuration for the specific page, for example, if this was deleted, only promoted actions will be shown. If there are no promoted actions, any actions under NewDocumentItems will be shown. If there are no NewDocumentItems actions, an empty pane will be shown.
- If a page configuration exists, the NewDocumentItems will be shown, together with any new groups that were created. Actions, even if they were renamed, which remain in their original group will not show until you move them to a custom group. This behavior differs from Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client which will always show them.
- When you add actions to the Home tab, it corresponds to setting the actions to Promoted. However, you can only do this with the configuration tooling if there is at least one Promoted action. Otherwise, the Home tab will never be available for customization.
|Parts||Available on the tablet.
On the phone, there is a limit to a total number of 5 parts that can be displayed. If you have multiple parts that contain cues, these are currently displayed as one part.
When building Role Centers it is recommended to avoid using the Group type to group the parts that make up the Role Center, and instead create all parts directly underneath the Container type. This will optimize the layout to dynamically switch from a 1 to 2 to 3 column layout and thereby fit more display targets.