Category: Development

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Refreshing the ribbon – form vs grid

So today my colleague experienced issue refreshing ribbon of the grid. According to SDK formContext.ui.refreshRibbon had to to the trick but it did not work. After some digging and googling I found an answer – there is a global function using which it is possible to refresh the grid – refreshRibbon so here is tip …

Blog, Development, Howto

HowTo: Show ribbon button depending on Application running

Several days back I saw an email from Steve Mordue MVP asking if it is possible to filter ribbon elements based on application like it’s implemented for entities, views and forms. Answer was that at the moment there is no easy way to do it. In this post I will help Steve to resolve his …

Blog, Development, Troubleshooting

Html Webresource, Classic UI vs UCI – story of broken functionality

This morning started for me from bug I found really interesting. Product (custom visualization of data we did using Html/JS webresource developed for customer) didn’t work as it should on the UCI. The same time everything worked fine on the Classic UI Client. My investigation led to scary fact – OOB Api (even in your …

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HowTo: open plugin/custom workflow activity project created using CRM/D365 Developer Toolkit

I have to confess that I used to use CRM Developer Toolkit (CRMDT) before Jason Lattimer’s VS extensions were released. After I uninstalled CRMDT I started to experience issues opening projects created using it. Following error message appeared when I tried to open a solution: Here is how it can be easily fixed:

Blog, Development

Cancelling save event based on the result of async operation

This post is similar to previous one related to showing/hiding of the button based on the result of async operation but in this scenario script allows/disallows form to be saved. In my case I check if there is any account with the same “Account Number” available already and if there is script blocks the save. …

Blog, Development

Showing ribbon button based on the result of async operation

Earlier when I had a task to show/hide button based on the result of data-retrieval operation I used following approach – declared variable, made synchronous call to endpoint, set that variable inside the callback and returned true/false result at the end of validation function. It worked but if the operation was long-running it caused blocking …

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Pass DateTime parameters to set field record values

Today I got requirement to open new record form with prepopulated DateTime field. This article describes how to pre-set Date field: The following sample sets the Est. Close Date field for a new opportunity to January 31, 2011. The unencoded value for the extraqs parameter is “estimatedclosedate=01/31/11”. No single word about time component. Luckily I …

Blog, Development

How to make 9.0 Classic Client a bit cleaner

At the moment I do migration for one of customers from 8.2 ground to 9.0 cloud. I migrated all the customizations and customer was not satisfied with layout of updated classic 9.0 client. The biggest complain was related to huge whitespaces around fields. Just compare the same default forms of account entity 8.2 on the …