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Over the years, this blog has been about many different things related to software development with Microsoft technologies. Since my current role focuses on Dynamics CRM / XRM, that's what it's primarily about right now.

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Showing a jQuery UI dialog in a CRM 2011 form

    I was asked how to implement the following scenario in a CRM 2011 form (paraphrased): Show an alert notification indicator in the header When the user to click the notification indicator, show a dialog with the details of the alert Here’s how I did it.  The code below assumes you’ve already wired...
  • Blog Post: OQuery – A fluent API to build OData url queries sans LINQ

    Yesterday, I blogged about a solution to compose OData / WCF Data Service queries using LINQ for situations where LINQ enabled client libraries don’t exist (i.e. JavaScript and Windows Phone 7). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devkeydet/archive/2011/02/02/data-services-odata-client-for-windows-phone-7-and-linq...
  • Blog Post: The unofficial biography of Microsoft, ASP.NET, Ajax, and jQuery

    The Microsoft Ajax strategy has been a bit of a winding road.  Even if you’ve kept up with the evolution, as I have, you might be a little confused.  Today, Scott Guthrie published a blog post announcing that Microsoft’s first submissions to jQuery are official.  There was a corresponding...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

    Very cool find!  I just heard about it. “131 Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets for use with jQuery ” http://jquerysnippets.codeplex.com/
  • Blog Post: Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010? (and why you should be using an Ajax CDN)

    jQuery is one of the most popular javascript libraries used by ASP.NET developers.  In fact, jQuery ships with Visual Studio 2010.  It is in the “Scripts” folder of a new “ASP.NET Web Application” or “ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application” project template. Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010? ...
  • Blog Post: Love jQuery = Love ASP.NET Ajax Library

    I’ve been covering ASP.NET AJAX and what used to be called the “Microsoft Ajax Library” ever since the first “Atlas” code drops.  ASP.NET AJAX has always offered Web Forms developers a relatively simple way of Ajax enabling their applications without forcing them to change how they write them through...
  • Blog Post: jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”

    I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown very fond of it.  At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0.  I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile.  In his post, he shows how you can do the following: < ul class ="dv" >...
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