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CRM 2011: Load javascript libraries in custom ribbon button April 14, 2012

Posted by hvdeath in CRM 2011, Ribbon.
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If you’d like to create a little bit more complex ribbon button you need to load more javascript libraries for a single button event handler. For example if we have to create a button which update the selected item in the grid based on some business logic, and we don’t want to invoke web service endpoint directly, we can create a CommandDefinition that use CRM 2011 REST SDK library for update entity. (For create a simple ribbon button check Walkthrough: Add a Custom Button to an Existing Group for a Specific Entity)

For that functionality we need to load our event handler javascript with sdk.rest.js and json2.js too. To load javascript libraries first we need to upload to a Web Resource. Than we can reference this javascript library in the commanddefinition Actions section as JavaScriptFunction:

<JavaScriptFunction Library="$webresource:new_json2.js" FunctionName="isNaN" />

<JavaScriptFunction Library="$webresource:new_sdk.rest.js" FunctionName="isNaN" />

The important part is to set isNaN for FunctionName attribute! Then you can use libarary functions in your event handler script. So for example the CommandDefinition is look like:

<CommandDefinition Id="Mscrm.UpdateSelectedRecord">
 <EnableRule Id="Mscrm.Enabled"/>
 <EnableRule Id="Mscrm.SelectionCountExactlyOne"/>



<JavaScriptFunction Library="$webresource:new_json2.js" FunctionName="isNaN" />

<JavaScriptFunction Library="$webresource:new_sdk.rest.js" FunctionName="isNaN" />

<JavaScriptFunction Library="$webresource:new_task_formscripts.js" FunctionName="Task_Update">

<CrmParameter Value="FirstSelectedItemId"/>




In the button event handler function you can use that libraries:

function Task_Update(taskId) {
var task = {};
task.New_ismarked = true;

//update task
function () {
auto(4212); //refresh grid for task entity (task's ObjectID is 4212)
function (error) {
alert("There was an error during task update:" + error.message);

That’s all!



1. Destiphy - August 28, 2012

As I met some side-effects with dynamically loading scripts in JS i searched for a workaround, i also thought about how could i load these other needed libs – maybe “directly” in ribbon … well, 10 seconds before i started to try it on my own, I found this article, thx, saved me some time :))

-You can also use this “RibbonJSLoading” when you define an EnableRule 😉

Greets, Destiphy

2. forex Signals Service - March 14, 2013

Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article.
Many thanks for supplying these details.

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