Full keyboard shortcut support

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End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2019 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019

Business value

Proficient users are more productive when they can access commonly used features with their keyboard without having to explore the action bar to find each one. Developers now also get the possibility to respond to end-user feedback by adding keyboard shortcuts to their solutions.

Feature details

Developers creating extensions for Business Central can now add keyboard shortcuts to most actions and operations via an AL property. This means that application developers can specify keyboard shortcuts for actions in the base application and their own objects in their extensions. To do this, the developer must use the ShortCutKey property in AL (the programming language for Business Central extensions).

This feature complements the predefined list of keyboard shortcuts in Business Central and enables more flexible development for partners.

Additional keyboard shortcuts are added in the 2019 release wave 2. Most of these come from shortcuts defined in the business application area and might be changed in the future to be more flexible.

A full list of updated keyboard shortcuts is always published on Keyboard Shortcuts. For instance, one newly added keyboard shortcut is F9 for posting a document.

Posting an invoice using a keyboard shortcut

See also

Keyboard Shortcuts (docs)