Create Power Apps Developer Environment

If you want to work on your Power Apps skills but are stuck as you do not have your own Dev environment where you can practice then below are the steps which will help you create a "Developer" environment using "Power Apps Community Plan" where you can practice. This environment is only for building your…

PCF Custom Control Builder

Now with PowerApps Component Framework for model-driven apps and PowerApps CLI generally available, I think the XrmToolbox plugin PCF Custom Control Builder will come very handy. This tool enables you to build Custom Controls with ease where you do not need to write the CLI commands. Most of the commands are consolidated into one button…

How to create sandbox using new Interface

With the new license changes you can create multiple sandbox instances using the new interface. Even though you have the ability to create multiple instances; the process itself doesn’t seem to be intuitive. Below are the following steps you will need to perform for creating a sandbox instance. Ensure you already have at least one…

Create Custom Controls using PowerApp Component Framework

So many new features came up in April release but the one I was very excited about was creating custom controls using PowerApp Component Framework. If you are not sure what custom control is please read this article. I am documenting my experience of developing the custom controls (end-to-end) in this blog. Prepare your development…

Using new Solution Checker in Dynamics CRM

Recently you might have noticed a new solution named "PowerApp Checker" installed in your Online CRM instance and wondering what it is all about. Well as the name suggests it checks your solution for any usage of code that was deprecated or any performance or security issues in the code. It checks the plugin code…

Embedded PowerApps in D365 CE using custom control

Recently, I saw Canvas App control in the list of custom control and thought of giving it a try. So, let's see how to go about it. Steps to perform You would need a new field to be created in CRM that can hold the App Id Add that field on the form where you…

RESOLVED: setEntityTypes method not working in UCI

I came across an unusual scenario where setEntityTypes method was working in a regular web interface but that method was not honoring the list of entities specified in a Unified Client interface instead showing all the list of entities. To debug it I removed the method call for setEntityTypes and tried to use the entity…

Azure AD Authentication with Dynamics CRM

People have been asking me on how to setup Azure Active Directory Authentication in order to authenticate D365 without using username and password; especially when you want to write the authentication in a sandbox mode. Let's take a look at it. First you would need to register your App in Azure Active Directory. App Registration…

Associate & Disassociate lookup data using CRM WebApi

The new CRM WebApi changes has been great to work with. Using the Web API verbs makes things easy to understand and develop. I always love working with Web APIs. While most of the verbs are easy to understand and use, associating and disassociating a lookup attribute on an entity has to be done in…

Add editable embedded form on parent CRM form

Few days ago one of my senior colleague asked me if we can embed editable form on parent CRM form. For example, embedding an editable Contact form inside of Account form. Well, I haven't done this before but wanted to give it a try. This is a very unusual scenario but I was able to…

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