UPDATED SAMPLE: CRM 2011 Windows Store App OData helper

I worked with a partner, EastBanc Technologies, who used the approach I blogged about here and here to build a Windows Store App for a Dynamics CRM solution.  The folks at EastBanc Technologies found some bugs.  We worked together to fix the bugs and they were gracious enough to let me share their changes.  I’ve…

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UPDATED SAMPLE: CRM 2011 Metro style OData helper

I’ve updated the sample I started here by implementing Create Update and Delete methods.  The library is still not complete or well tested, but it is at least a head start to building a CRUD capable Windows 8 Metro style application using the CRM 2011 OData (aka Organization Data) service.  Both the helper web resource…

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CRM 2011, OData and datajs

UPDATE: FALSE ALARM about batch updates.  Turns out the CRM 2011 OData service doesn’t support batch updates.  I just assumed it did because I’ve written .NET/Silverlight clients against the CRM 2011 OData service using a derived DataServiceContext.  DataServiceContext based contexts using the “unit of work” pattern through SaveChanges()/BeginSaveChangesc() and they’ve always “just worked.”  I just…

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Using the CRM 2011 OData service from a Metro style app

UPDATE: Fixed a few bugs in the downloadable sample including one where it wouldn’t work in Office 365 based CRM Online subscriptions.  Edited some text in the post for clarity. UPDATE2: Added some text about how to get this working for Windows Authentication. UPDATE3: I’ve just blogged about an update to the sample here.  The…

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SAMPLE: Editable grid for CRM 2011 using jqGrid

A while back, I wrote a post called Building an editable grid for CRM 2011.   The goal of the post was to give you the necessary knowledge to know how to write the code to build an editable grid.  Since then, someone introduced me to jqGrid.  This is quite a powerful JavaScript grid control.  Have…

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Displaying a lookup as a dropdown in a CRM 2011 form

UPDATE (04JUN2013):  If you need to evolve this sample to support a one to many relationship represented as a multi-select, I like this multi-select control which can be themed with jQuery UI themes. Another scenario from a customer: We want to use a lookup to another entity because we want to store additional data in…

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Adding an Image Carousel to a CRM 2011 Form

I recently had a customer request to display the pictures/images attached to a CRM form in an image carousel.  This is one of those things where I’ve seen people write a bunch of Silverlight code to accomplish.  In my opinion, using Silverlight for this is overkill.  Inspired by the second half of the Displaying a…

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My CRM 2011 Validation Framework

I’ve been working on a validation framework for Dynamics CRM 2011.  I’ve published the first cut of the code.  It’s a little rough still, but I’ve been promising the sample to a few customers so I wanted to get the first working version out there.  Right now, it only supports regular expression validation.  However, if…

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PubSec Dev Dinner on External Data and Services with SharePoint 2010

My old team is having a developer dinner tomorrow night titled Developing SharePoint 2010 Solutions Using External Data and Services.  See here for more details at http://bit.ly/kPUq5n. “… What you will learn SharePoint 2010 allows developers to work with both internal and external data using Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Excel Services, Access Services and custom…

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Help make Microsoft developer technologies better!

Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don’t realize these feature voting sites exist. In addition to WF/WCF, I am aware of these: http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform https://windowsphone7community.uservoice.com/forums/84435-feature-feedback http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72027-wcf-data-services-feature-suggestions http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72025-ado-net-entity-framework-ef-feature-suggestions http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/40583-wpf-feature-suggestions…

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