Category: Development

Blog, Customization, Development

Creating Model Driven Apps Side Panels like a boss

If you use model-driven applications regularly you might notice a “Copilot” Side Pane that appears immediately after your app (Sales/Service/Marketing/Something Else) is loaded: I decided to investigate and share how to create a similar functionality in this blog post.

Blog, Development

Synchronizing aggregation fields and subgrids data in MDA forms

In one of my current projects, I received the requirement to synchronize values that are calculated as aggregates from children’s records with the data in form subgrids. In this post, I will provide instructions on how this can be implemented in a model-driven app.

Blog, Development

Validating current user privileges on the client side

Let’s say one has a scenario when some UI element (field, section, tab) has to be enabled/disabled or set to hidden/visible or functionality within PCF Component depending on some privilege of the current user. This post will demonstrate the code that might be used to check the particular privilege available to a user.

Blog, Development

PCF: Solving issue with lookupObjects and modal dialogs layering

During my few last project I had to implement the same pattern: PCF control opens the Modal dialog Dialog has controls that use OOB lookupObjects function to enter the data Challenge – the panel that pops up when lookupObjects is executed is located under the initiating Dialog: In order to fix this issue it would …

Blog, Development

Applying UCI Styling to a FluentUI DatePicker component

Back in February, I had in plan to share the series of articles that were dedicated to the styling of FluentUI controls and making them look like the native UCI controls. I had a chance to compose the post about the styling of TextField. Unfortunately, my plans changed and I had no time to work …

Blog, Development

Applying UCI Styling to a FluentUI TextField component

I have been working with Business Applications (and Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for CE/Dataverse specifically) since the year 2008 and Dynamics CRM 4.0. When I just joined the game I was really impressed with the “UI Style Guide” documentation that was shipped as a part of SDK. This document contained detailed recommendations on how the custom …

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Including additional JS files to your PCF Control

According to the best practices, it’s recommended to use TypeScript to build PCF Controls but in some exceptional situations the only way is to load files with JavaScript “on-demand”. Here are 3 examples I’m aware of and I highly encourage you to leave a comment under this post if you have another use-case scenario: When …