The public preview for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 release wave 1 (BC22) is available. Learn more: Link.
I will continue to test and share some new features that I hope will be helpful.
The default behavior across Business Central is to right align numeric fields and left align text fields. However, when pages display fields arranged in special tabular layouts, such as customer statistics or on most journal footers, the mixed data types often result in column headers being misaligned with their data. With this update, users benefit from improved readability of data with automatically aligned headers.
You use the fixed control to arrange page fields in rows and columns to form a matrix-like layout except that the fixed control contains a specific number of fields, and a matrix can contain an unspecified number of fields. A Fixed group control is typically used to display statistical data.
More details: Arranging fields in rows and columns using the fixed control
With this release, Microsoft brought the following improvements: (This is mainly a UI improvement)
- Improved readability: When a fixed layout group control is used on a page, Business Central automatically detects the first visible value in a column, and the header is left-aligned or right-aligned accordingly.
- Just works: No additional effort is required from developers to specify alignment.
Let’s see more details.
Vendor Statistics (152, Card):
In BC 21.5: Obviously not aligned
In BC 22.0: It looks much better.
Let’s look at another example.
General Journal (39, Worksheet):
In BC 21.5:
In BC 22.0:
Well, although this is not a very important update, I think it is very welcome by users and I hope more improvements will be made. Give it a try!!!😁
Hope this will help.
Thanks for reading.