Updating Resolved Cases in Dynamics 365

Some Dynamics 365/CRM record updates need specific workarounds. Due to various reasons such as adding new fields to case entity, option set changes, migrating data to some other environments etc… developers need to modify the case records including resolved cases. This post is to explain a workaround for updating and migrating Resolved Case records. Get resolved cases using views or … Continue reading Updating Resolved Cases in Dynamics 365

Debugging a Plug-in

Plugin is a .NET assembly that can be used to intercept events generated from the CRM system to perform a variety of actions. Some common plug-ins will perform a complicated update routine on CRM entities and\or attributes when it might be impractical to use Javascript or Workflow. Not like in most of the other developments, … Continue reading Debugging a Plug-in

CRM 2011 Autonumbering Solution

Auto numbering features are important in any business application to accomplish some business needs. Same in the CRM application and it needs additional customizations and plugin(or a custom workflow) to be implemented for the entity to statisfy auto numbering requirements. Jaimie Ji has a solution for this in CodePlex and this post is to demonstrate how to … Continue reading CRM 2011 Autonumbering Solution

Binding a Dictionary to a Drop Down List

Binding data from a Dictionary is not so challenging as “Key” and “Value” pairs can be used for the drop down list properties. Following code samples show the results after assigning data source to the drop down list. Before Dictionary genderDictionary = new Dictionary(); genderDictionary.Add(1, “Male”); genderDictionary.Add(2, “Female”); genderDictionary.Add(3, “Transgender”); this.ddlGender.DataSource = genderDictionary; this.ddlGender.DataBind();

Get the CRM server url from Silverlight [If the silverlight page is in a form]

private static String GetServerUrlFromCrmContext() { try { // If the Silverlight is in a form, this will get the server url ScriptObject xrm = (ScriptObject)HtmlPage.Window.GetProperty(“Xrm”); if (xrm != null) { ScriptObject page = (ScriptObject)xrm.GetProperty(“Page”); ScriptObject pageContext = (ScriptObject)page.GetProperty(“context”); String serverUrl = (String)pageContext.Invoke(“getServerUrl”); return serverUrl; } else { goto DevUrl; } } catch { goto DevUrl; … Continue reading Get the CRM server url from Silverlight [If the silverlight page is in a form]