Excellent Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Development Resources

I found this great development resource today.  I’m sure I have seen this before but when I saw the list of items included in this list they are a very impressive and comprehensive list.

I will include a couple of interesting sections but go and bookmark the original here because looking at the list it seems to be updated quite often

 

 

References & Reading Materials

CRM Developer Center Whether you are just starting with CRM development or you are a seasoned guru, this is the place to start – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Center on MSDN.
CRM 2011 SDK – Download The tool of any CRM developer – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK. Download, install and make sure to read every night. Tons of samples.
CRM 2011 SDK – Online Read the SDK online – same content but available in any Internet cafe. And, most likely, updated more frequently than downloadable version.
CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit This training kit is for .NET developers to learn the development features of Dynamics CRM and help them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online.
Entity Relationship Diagrams Microsoft Office Visio diagrams that show the logical database structure for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, in its out-of-the-box state.
CRM 2011 SDK Example Index List of SDK example links laid out by web service message

Development Helpers

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool Rhett Clinton’s tool for converting JavaScript from CRM v4.0 to CRM 2011 format.
OData Query Designer Rhett Clinton’s tool for building OData queries. It is a Silverlight 4 application that is packaged as a Managed CRM 2011 Solution.
JavaScript SOAP Request FormatterNew! Jamie Miley’s tool to format captured envelopes in Jscript, ready for use in the CRM GUI.
Visual Studio Plugin TemplatesNew! Pogo69’s Visual Studio 2010 templates for plugin and custom workflow activity
NuGet plugin packageNew! Gayan Perera’s Visual Studio NuGet package for Microsoft CRM 2011 plugins
CRM 2011 Metadata Browser Rhett Clinton’s tool for viewing entity metadata. It is a Silverlight 4 application that is packaged as a Managed CRM 2011 Solution.
Entity Metadata Browser This HTML/JScript metadata browser shows all the entity and attribute metadata. You can:
– Filter the data displayed
– Copy Property names and values to your clipboard
– Open editable entities
This solution is included in the Microsoft CRM 2011 SDK.
Ribbon Browser New! Tanguy Touzard’s utility to view information about all Ribbon UI information for assistance in development and scripting.
CRM LINQPad Plugin LINQPad plugin for Microsoft CRM lets you design and run LINQ queries against Microsoft CRM 2011 in a matter of minutes, just like you run your SQL queries from SQL Server Management Studio
JavaScript Web Resource Manager New! Tanguy Touzard’s utility to manage all JavaScript Web Resources at once. Does not manage the associations between forms and Web Resources.
Export JavaScript Utility New! This utility exports the JavaScript web resources found in a specified CRM 2011 solution. It creates a Visual Studio solution to package everything together. Written by Mitch Milam.
CRM 2011 Development Skeleton New! A small Visual Studio 2010 solution that contains all you needed to get started connecting and communicating with CRM 2011. Written by Mitch Milam.
JScript IntelliSense for Form Script Libraries Use this solution to enjoy full IntelliSense and in-line documentation about the Xrm.Page object methods when writing form scripts. This is a combination of a CRM solution and a Visual Studio extension that captures a snapshot of the structure and data in a given form. You can test your scripts in Visual Studio as you write them. This solution is part of the Microsoft CRM 2011 SDK.

 

ISV Helpers

View Layout Replicator The popular Tanguy Touzard’s utility for CRM 4 for easily replicating column layouts across many views in CRM 4 has received a facelift for CRM 2011. Recommended.
Searchable Property Updater The popular Tanguy Touzard’s utility for CRM 4 for easily updating “ValidForAdvancedFind” attributes property in CRM 4 has received a facelift for CRM 2011. Recommended.
Entity Metadata Browser This HTML/JScript metadata browser shows all the entity and attribute metadata. You can:
– Filter the data displayed
– Copy Property names and values to your clipboard
– Open editable entities
This solution is included in the Microsoft CRM 2011 SDK.
SiteMap EditorNew! Tanguy Touzard’s offering for CRM 2011 SiteMap editing matches many of the capabilities of Patrick Verbeeten’s CRM 4 counterpart.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Excellent Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Development Resources

  1. Sunil Kumar October 3, 2011 / 8:04 am

    Hi,

    How can i create the ER diagrams for custom entities in CRM 2011 On-Premise.

    Thanks
    Sunil

    Like

    • Hosk October 3, 2011 / 8:40 am

      I’m not really sure what you mean.

      there is nothing in the system to do this because they are custom entities.

      I guess you could do this using Visio or some other tool to draw diagrams

      Like

  2. Jim Daly November 7, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    From the SDK topic: Key to Entity Diagrams (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg328032.aspx)

    All entity diagrams in the SDK were generated using the metadata diagram sample code that reads the metadata and uses Microsoft Office Visio to draw an entity relationship diagram. You can find this sample in the SDK download package in the folder SDK\SampleCode\CS\Metadata\Diagram. The folder contains a readme file with instructions for its use.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s