Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Introduction to Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) Controls

Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) controls are a new, shiny, thing that Power Platform / Dynamics 365 developers can work with. They are also a subject area within Microsoft exam MB-400. Therefore, in my next post on my series targeting this exam, let’s see how they work.

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Implementing Client-Side Scripting on Model Driven Power Apps

It's taken seven posts into my MB-400 developer's exam series for us to start talking about our first code related topic, client-side scripting using JavaScript or TypeScript. And, as we'll see, this is something you should only really resort to after thoroughly exhausting the capabilities within Business Rules…

Hiding Multi-Select Option Set Fields on a Model Driven App Form (Power Apps / Dynamics 365)

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform developers should always use Business Rules over JavaScript / TypeScript form functions. Full stop. However, there are situations where the native capabilities within Business Rules are not up to scratch, such as when you start working with multi-select option set fields…

Xrm.Page Object Deprecation: Check your Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement JScript

Feature deprecations can often cause some degree of disruption, especially if they involve custom code. Microsoft has recently deprecated the Xrm.Page object for JScript form functions in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. Find out more about this change and what you will need to do to fix this as part of this week's blog post.

Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Deep Dive: Creating a Basic Jscript Form Function

This is an accompanying blog post to my YouTube video Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Deep Dive: Creating a Basic Jscript Form Function, the first in a series that aims to provide tutorials on how to accomplish developer focused tasks within Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. You can watch the video in full below: https://youtu.be/smZyMwQjgpM Below you will [...]

More Adventures in Pre-Filtering Customer Lookup Fields (Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise)

When working with form-level JScript functionality on Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise (D365E), you often uncover some interesting pieces of exposed functionality that can be utilised neatly for a specific business scenario. I did a blog post last year on arguably one of the best of these functions when working with Lookup field controls - [...]

Removing Multiple Status Reason Values in the Header Area (Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise)

The ability to modify the values within Option Set fields on a Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise (D365E) form is, depending on your business scenario, one of the best reasons to learn how to write basic JScript form functions. Microsoft makes available 3 methods via the Xrm.Page.ui control (which can be handily shortcutted to Xrm.Page.getControl): addOption [...]

Resolving ‘Link entity with name or alias account is not found’ Error When Using Xrm.Page.getControl().addPreSearch JScript Function

One of the nice things about working with lookup fields on entity forms is the ability to filter the results programmatically via a form level JScript function. The steps for doing this, thankfully, are rather straightforward: Prepare a FetchXML filter snippet that applies the type of filtering you want to perform. This can either be [...]

Why CRM Developers Should Use Business Rules More

I was working within CRM recently, attempting to configure some form level logic in order to display/hide fields, based on certain conditions on the form itself. I went into it rather gung-ho and immediately started writing the following JScript function: I then suddenly thought "Hang on - can't this be done via a Business Rule [...]