Start developing for finance and operations apps by using Visual Studio

Dynamics 365
Finance and Operations
Supply Chain Management

Visual Studio is the integrated development environment (IDE) for finance and operations apps. Developers can create deployable packages that contain projects and elements that are stored as metadata. Developing in Visual Studio allows users to customize the finance and operations apps experience.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Create and build projects and deployable packages in Visual Studio.
  • Use the Application Explorer to manage elements.
  • Synchronize data dictionary changes with the application database.
  • Work in the Element Designer to create elements.


  • Basic understanding of enterprise resource planning systems
  • Basic understanding of out-of-the-box features of Visual Studio