The new Dynamics CRM 2013’s command bar has deliberatly limited space for buttons due to the ‘intentionally constrained’ user interface design. The idea being that if you limit the space for buttons, then designers will be forced to only show those that are absolutely necessary ... [More]
After much deliberation and consultation, I have decided to stick with the name 'Ribbon Workbench' rather than rename to CommandBar Workbench. Here are some of the reasons behind this decision:
The Command Bar in CRM 2013 is still defined with RibbonXml, but rendered differently. A DisplayRule is... [More]
UPDATE: This article is outdated - please refer to https://www.develop1.net/public/post/CRM-2013-Script-Loading-Deep-Dive.aspx
We all know that UR12/POLARIS was a monumental release for Dynamics CRM what with the new Process Forms and Cross Browser support, but also included were some pe... [More]
The present roadmap for Dynamics CRM has the next version (Dynamics CRM 2013 possibly) sporting the new 'modern' UI throughout. An automatic upgrade path from Dynamics CRM 2011 forms customisations and ribbons will be provided - and it's likely to use a similar RibbonXml like schema under the hood. ... [More]
This post shows you how to set up a CRM2011 Dashboard 'auto-refresh' feature using the Ribbon Workbench in 10 easy steps (well…11 if you count clicking publish at the end!).
We will add an auto refresh function to the 'EnableRule' of the Dashboard refresh button that schedules a refresh usin... [More]
As I've mentioned before, users are always asking about making solutions 'less-clicky' - a common request is to provide a button to run a frequently used dialog rather than having to search for it each time in the lookup window.
The following solution shows you how to do this quickly using ... [More]
Users are always asking about making solutions 'less-clicky' - a common request is to provide a button to run a frequently used workflow rather than having to use the look up dialog.
The following solution shows you how to do this without writing a single line of code!
Recently, I had to trouble shoot an issue where the Ribbon was not being displayed for a particular entity. When navigating away from the form, the following error was given by CRM 2011:
If you've ever tried to move a ribbon button from one tab to another, you'll know it involves some hefty Ribbon Xml gymnastics.
The Ribbon Workbench makes this customisation really simple:
Occasionally the built-in names for Ribbon tabs need to be changed. Using the Ribbon Workbench for CRM2011 makes this very easy.
1. Create a solution with the entity you want to change.
2. Open the Ribbon Workbench for CRM2011 and select your solution.
3. Find the tab you want to change. If you w... [More]