In this post, you will learn about 5 of the new development features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. These new features will be available from the 2022 Release Wave 2 (BC21).

  • Settings In Launch.json
  • Settings In App.json
  • Primary Key Sequence
  • Default Application Area
  • Size Of Fields In Page Inspection

You can find the full list of development features in the following link:

Microsoft Documentation: Full list of development features

If you missed it, check the top 3 new features of this release in the following article:

Settings In Launch.json


We can set “ExcludeTry” in “breakOnError” setting. It´s a new option for helping to debug. It will allow ignoring try functions when debugging.


We can launch the app in a specific company with the “startupCompany” property.


For more efficient debugging, the BreakOnRecordWrite setting includes a new option called “ExcludeTemporary”. Which will ignore changes to temporary records.

Settings In App.json


“NoImplicitWith” will be set by default in the “features” property app.json. Meaning that for every implicit “with” within the app the compiler will throw an error. Otherwise, if we omit this setting it will just be a warning.


In the “resourceExposurePolicy” setting, all three options will be set to true by default.

Primary Key Sequence

The sequence of the fields in the primary key is now available. We can see them by hovering over a record or when using it as a variable.

Default Application Area

From now on, there´s no need to specify the application area in every field of the page anymore. Just specifying once in the page property will be enough.

Size Of Fields In Page Inspection

From this new version we have the possibility to see the size of code and text fields in the page inspection:

Make sure to check Yun´s blog which has examples of all the development features on this release:

That´s all. Hope you find it useful.

5 New Development Features In Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2

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