Migrating apps from Microsoft.Xrm.Client to Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling

Today I had a task to migrate couple of apps that used Microsoft.Xrm.Client assemblies to new Tooling assemblies. In this article I will describe steps to use to migrate your own apps to use latest (and recommended) tools to connect to your CRM Instances from code.


Quick and dirty way to get current record Object Type Code

Sometimes you need to get Object Type Code of current opened record. Yes, it’s safer to use supported ways like call to metadata through endpoints but sometimes you can ignore that recommendation. So the trick is:



Developer Toolkit for Dynamics 365 (public beta 1) – what’s new?

Earlier this week public beta of Developer Toolkit was released. It became a great surprise because tool haven’t got any updates or improvement since SDK for Dynamics CRM 2013. Tool is available for download by this link.


Why my action is not available through WebApi?

Recently I was working on task where I wanted to use Actions through JavaScript. It was a pretty usual task until I came calling of an action through WebApi. I was able to call that action through SOAP endpoint but every call through WebApi threw an error with message “Resource not found for the segment …


HowTo: HTML/JS WebResources

We (developers) have a great feature in CRM 2011 release. If you want to give your CRM application new client side features or controls not available OOB and you want your solution to remain supported, you have to use HTML/JS webresources. This article describes some approaches, tricks and code snippets I found or developed while …


Microsoft CRM 2015 and OData queries builders

Since the OData endpoint was released with CRM 2011, I’ve used CRM OData Query Designer developed by my fellow MVP Rhett Clinton. Today, I was working on a brand new online instance of CRM 2015 and  I trying to import a lovely tool into CRM when I got a message that solutions developed for CRM …

CRM Extensions

Microsoft CRM 2013: Currency exchange rates actualization

In this article I will share with you a small add-on I developed for one of my customers. Let’s assume that you are an employee of a company that uses CRM with several currencies. Of course, you want to have actual information in your system and the currency exchange rates should be current. Microsoft CRM …

Development, Howto

Dynamics CRM 2013: Step-by-step creating dialog windows

In my previous post, I shared with you how to use Microsoft CRM’s internal function to show a dialog window in Dynamics CRM 2013 inline style. In this post, I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to build your own dialogs in CRM 2013 style.


Show your dialog in CRM 2013 modal style

With CRM 2013, we’ve got one working window without any pop-up windows (lookups, dialogs, e.t.c.). But… only for standard features. What do you do in case you want to use the same approach with the modal windows, as CRM does it? I went through the SDK and found the following article – I tried …


MS CRM 2013: Issues uploading report to CRM Online

Today, I was faced with a really weird issue with a Report developed for CRM Online. The Report worked fine both at BIDS and my test On-Premise instance, but once I’ve tried to upload it to the productive instance I got following error: I’ve downloaded the description file, but the error log didn’t contain any …