Multi Select Checkboxes – Custom Controls in CRM – Part 1

Multi select check boxes control is a very essential control in web forms. Some times client needs exactly the same feature in CRM forms as well. When the requirement is to develop a dynamic multi select checkboxes control its really difficult for the developer to implement the feature in CRM. CRM developers will have a little relief with this solution even if there are Javascripts needed to activate the functionalities.

An Option Set control and a Multi line textbox are used to create the Multi Select Checkboxes control. Labels of the checkboxes can be stored in the optionset control as items. Selected values will be saved in the multi line textbox seperated by semi colons.

Control looks like this in the CRM form after implementing it.

Multi select checkbox control in the form

Follow the steps below to work with Multi Select Checkbox control.

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Team Foundation Service

Maintaining a Version Control System is an additional overhead for a software development team and its further difficult when the team members are connecting from different regions of the world from different networks. Some development teams use different tools with different programming languages and maintaining different types of source controls will be a challenge. Most of the time project managers track development progress from some other system and team members should log in to that system at the end of the day and log whatever the things they have done.

Microsoft provides Team Foundation Service for Source Controlling facilities as well as project management capabilities with Scrum templates.
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Team Foundation Service can be accessible from anywhere with IDEs like visual studio and eclipse. Development teams can be start working on their solution without thinking of managing infrastructure setup and maintainance in the their premises. It mainly provides following areas of services;

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Disable Required Fileds When Hide Tabs in CRM 2011

There are requirements to hide tabs according to the selections in the form and if any tab contains required fields it will display them automatically and asking user to fill those fields when saving the form.

Following Javascript function will disalbe all the controls in the tab and then it will not ask user to fill those required fields.

// tabName : Name of the Tab, isDisable: booloean value for Enable/Disable controls
DisableAllControlsInTab: function (tabName, isDisable) {
    var tabControl = Xrm.Page.ui.tabs.get(tabName);
    if (tabControl != null) {
        Xrm.Page.ui.controls.forEach(
        function (control, index) {
            if (control.getParent().getParent() == tabControl && control.getControlType() != "subgrid") {
                control.setDisabled(isDisable);
            }
        });
    }
}

Following Javascript function can be used to show or hide the tab and it will disable/enable its controls accordingly.
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