CRM 2011 – Show Group Titles using the SiteMap

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in CRM 2011 |

In Dynamics CRM 2011 I created a new area with new groups however they are not grouped by the Title (i.e:. Title is not showing). Navigate to the Area Element in the SiteMap and add the ShowGroup=”true” 


Heres the modified XML file

This will now display the group headings.


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CRM 2011 – Notes Aggregator. Get notes from Account, Leads and Opportunities

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in CRM 2011, JavaScript |

We have developed a notes aggregator control that gets all the associated notes and Activities against the Account, Opportunity and Originating Lead. This was developed in AngularJS framework along with the datatables jQuery plugin.  Contact me for more information or details.



Filtering notes only for the related Lead and Opportunities against the account.


Filtering only against the Originating Lead from the Opportunity.


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CRM2011 – Update statuscode and statecode of any entity using Javascript

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in CRM 2011, Customizations |

A common requirement either using a ribbon button or fired from any other event on the CRM form is to change the statuscode and statecode programmatically.

This is used along with the jQuery library, so don’t forget to add it to the form on load.


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C# – Enum Helpers for Parsing Values

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in C# |

This is our helper class for enum conversions.


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CRM 2011 – Xrm Service Helper Class

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in CRM 2011 |

For those using the CrmSvcUtil.exe tool to generate entity classes and service context. You can use this simple class to wrap your actions and return your desired result:

More information on using the developer extensions at

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SharePoint 2013 – Open a Modal Dialog using Javascript

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in JavaScript, SharePoint 2013 |

Here’s the JavaScript function I use to open SharePoint dialogues:


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CRM 2011 – Set IFRAME Loading screen

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in CRM 2011, Customizations, JavaScript |

So we needed to set an IFRAME loading screen before loading our custom webpage from Sharepoint instead of the blank white page while the sharepoint app pool is starting up.

iframe loading

These are the javascript functions I used:


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