Set up a button grid


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack

A button grid is a group of similar buttons, such as buttons for products, operations, or payments. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS can display up to five button grids in a screen layout.

When you create a new button grid, buttons are created based on the number of columns and rows that you specify. For example, if you create a grid that has 4 columns and 5 rows, 20 buttons are created. These buttons can then be configured for specific operations.

The button grid retains information about its appearance on the register, such as the color of buttons, and the features that are visible and hidden on the Retail POS screen. The button grid also retains information about the functions that the buttons run.

  1. Click Retail > Setup > POS > Button grids.

  2. In the Button grid form, click New to create a new grid.

  3. On the General FastTab, specify information about the grid.

  4. Click Designer.


    You can only use the Designer if you have been granted special permissions to the database. For more information, see this TechNet article.

  5. On the Visual layout tab, click New design.

  6. In the Rows and Columns fields, enter the number of rows and columns of buttons that the button grid contains.

  7. Right-click each button, click Button properties, and then configure the button:

    • To delete a button, select the button, and then click Delete button.

    • To add a button, right-click in an empty part of the grid, and then click New button.

    • To add a row of buttons, right-click anywhere in the grid, and then click Add row. Retail adds a new row at the bottom of the grid.

    • To add a column of buttons, right-click anywhere in the grid, and then click Add column. Retail adds a new column on the right side of the grid.

    • To delete a row of buttons, right-click a button in the row, and then click Delete row.

    • To delete a column of buttons, right-click a button in the column, and then click Delete column.

See also

About setting up screen layouts