One of the drawbacks of using Silverlight clients for CRM2011, is that there is no built in support for early bound entity types since you cannot use the Microsoft SDK assemblies. Really, there isn't anything that special going on with early bound support in the SDK assemblies – a behaviour is added... [More]
A while back I had a problem with calling the CRM2011 WCF endpoint where the Microsoft SDK Proxy assembly was not available (e.g. Silverlight). When calling RetrieveMultiple I was getting the following exception:
"The formatter threw an exception while trying to deserialize the message: There was... [More]
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Text Box Style
Date Picker Style
Radio Button Style
Data Grid Style
Lookup Style (Coming soon)
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If you run the following query using the CRM 2011 Linq provider (I'm using Linq pad here):
from u in SystemUserSet
where u.Id == new Guid("f19f4c09-965b-e011-ab82-000c2957f385")
All is well.
However, if you add a join:
from u in SystemUserSet
join t in TerritorySet
on u.Territ... [More]
In CRM 4, this used to be a very popular request:
"Please change the default lookup type on the customer field to contact"
"Please limit the lookup type on the customer field to only allow selection of contacts"
In CRM 2011, there still doesn't seem to be an easy way of doing this, ... [More]
Using the clearOptions method on PickLists, can leave an empty entry because Drop Down lists in HTML must have at least one entry.
To work around use the following code that removes all options other than the current value to avoid the empty entry.
var attribute = Xrm.Page.getAttribute(“attri... [More]
If you've ever used an HTTP Proxy (like Fiddler) to debug web service calls to ASMX endpoints, you'll probably try the same with the CRM2011 WCF web services only to be greeted with an encrypted soap packet. If you want to see the plain soap xml calls your client application or web application is ma... [More]
I am a firm believer in using a tool to generate documentation; it makes it more accurate and ultimately more useful. With CRM 4.0 we used a tool that parsed the Customizations.xml to produce the documentation. A significant difference between CRM2011 and CRM4.0 is the managed solutions approach to ... [More]