Tip #1058: Connect to version 9 in your code

Rebuild

This tip is courtesy of Matt “SDK Deity” Barbour to make sure that we (developers) can stay connected to our beloved instances regardless of the version. Before copying the write-up almost verbatim, short version: tl;dr TLS 1.2 is now enforced so, for seamless connections to your version 9 instances, use the latest SDK tools and […]

Tip #1033: Use Fiddler to boost client-side development

Fiddler crab

Today’s tip is from Matt Beard – thank you! And, hey, you can be a guest tipster too – just send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. As a CRM developer, I regularly run through this exact process step by step when writing WebResources such as HTML or Javascript and I’m sure others do too. Write your […]

Tip #1032: Be careful with those function names

Namespaces

Today’s tip is from Tom Pickles – thank you! And, hey, you can be a guest tipster too – just send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. I fixed a curious issue today that I thought I’d share. Users had reported that when using the multi-edit form to update multiple cases, the form would freeze when they […]

Tip #1013: Include attributes that are not there

Hidden figure

New Developer Guide, as it turned out, contains a lot of useful nuggets, little enhancements that make developer’s life much easier. How many times did you need some field values for the use in javascript but didn’t really want to include the fields on the form? Something like lattitude and longitude, for example. Would it […]

Tip #994: Compare two security rules

Steve “kick the hornet’s nest” Mordue asks: Does anyone know of a tool for comparing two security roles easily? Good news Steve. There’s a Yack for that. David Yack’s fantastic Xrm.Tools has a security role explorer that allows you to easily compare two Dynamics 365 security roles, identify what is unique to each role, and […]

Tip #967: UI testing for Dynamics 365

Fake

Software testing is important and Dynamics 365 is no exception. Fundamentally, developing for Dynamics 365 is different from developing, say, an ASP.NET MVC application but, users don’t really care, do they? It’s a software that hopefully delivers business value, deal with it. Developers who recognize the importance of the process, have always been making inroads […]

Tip #965: Pass Parameters to Quick Create Form

Create together

If additional initialization logic is required when a form is opened, Dynamics 365 offers a choice between setting default field values (easy) and configuring custom parameters (not as easy but straightforward). Quick forms also take parameters when opened. But, as Daryl “Always Raising” LaBar has discovered, sometimes it just does not work. Short version: If […]