In this series, I will show the list of Dynamics CRM Api calls, and their new counterparts in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (v9). The first of this series will focus on the Xrm.Utility, Xrm.Page.data, Xrm.Page.ui and Xrm.Page.context. I will demonstrate the method calls in Dynamics CRM and how to get the same functionality using Dynamics 365 CE.

The following image shows the new Xrm object model in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (v9).

Xrm Object Model

Xrm.Utility

The following table show the most commonly used function in the Dynamics CRM Xrm.Utility class, and the method calls in Dynamics 365 v9.

Dynamics CRM Client API Dynamics 365 v9 Client API
Xrm.Utility.openEntityForm Xrm.Navigation.openForm
Xrm.Utility.openQuickCreate Xrm.Navigation.openForm 
Xrm.Utility.openWebResource Xrm.Navigation.openWebResource
Xrm.Utility.alertDialog Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog
Xrm.Utility.confirmDialog Xrm.Navigation.openConfirmDialog

Click here to access the reference to the Xrm.Navigation properties and methods in Dynamics 365 CE.
 

Xrm.Page.data

The following table show the most commonly used function in the Dynamics CRM Xrm.Page.data class, and the method calls in Dynamics 365 v9.

Dynamics CRM Client API Dynamics 365 v9 Client API
Xrm.Page.data.getIsValid formContext.data.isValid
Xrm.Page.data.save forContext.data.save 
Xrm.Page.data.refresh formContext.data.refresh

Click here to access the reference to the formContext.data properties and methods in Dynamics 365 CE.
 

Xrm.Page.ui

The following table show the most commonly used function in the Dynamics CRM Xrm.Page.ui class, and the method calls in Dynamics 365 v9.

Dynamics CRM Client API Dynamics 365 v9 Client API
Xrm.Page.ui.clearFormNotification formContext.ui.clearFormNotification
Xrm.Page.ui.close forContext.ui.close 
Xrm.Page.ui.getViewPortHeight formContext.ui.getViewPortHeight
Xrm.Page.ui.getViewPortWidth formContext.ui.getViewPortWidth
Xrm.Page.ui.getFormType formContext.ui.getFormType
Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification formContext.ui.setFormNotification
Xrm.Page.ui.refreshRibbon formContext.ui.refreshRibbon
Xrm.Page.ui.navigation.items formContext.ui.navigation class methods
Xrm.Page.ui.formSelector.getCurrentItem &
Xrm.Page.ui.formSelector.items
formContext.ui.formSelector class methods



Click here to access the reference to the formContext.ui properties and methods in Dynamics 365 CE. For the formContext.ui.navigation reference, click here. For the formContext.ui.formSelector reference, click here.

Xrm.Page.context

The following table show the most commonly used function in the Dynamics CRM Xrm.Page.context class, and the method calls in Dynamics 365 v9. To use the following method your can set the global context by declaring it as a variable as such:
var context = Xrm.Utility.getGlobalContext();
var userId = context.userSettings.userId;

Dynamics CRM Client API Dynamics 365 v9 Client API
Xrm.Page.context.client.getClient context.client.getClient
Xrm.Page.context.client.getClientState context.client.getClientState 
Xrm.Page.context.getClientUrl context.getClientUrl
Xrm.Page.context.getOrgLcid context.organizationSettings.languageId
Xrm.Page.context.getOrgUniqueName context.organizationSettings.uniqueName
Xrm.Page.context.getUserId context.userSettings.userId
Xrm.Page.context.getUserLcid context.userSettings.languageId
Xrm.Page.context.getUserName context.userSettings.userName
Xrm.Page.context.getUserRoles context.userSettings.securityRoles
Xrm.Page.context.prependOrgName context.userSettings.prependOrgName

Click here to access the reference to the global context properties, methods and subclasses in Dynamics 365 CE. 

Xrm.Page.data.entity

The following table show the most commonly used function in the Dynamics CRM Xrm.Page.data.entity class, and the method calls in Dynamics 365 v9.

Dynamics CRM Client API Dynamics 365 v9 Client API
Xrm.Page.data.entity.getDataXml formContext.data.entity.getDataXml
Xrm.Page.data.entity.getEntityName forContext.data.entity.getEntityName
Xrm.Page.data.entity.getId formContext.data.entity.getId
Xrm.Page.data.entity.getIsDirty formContext.data.entity.getIsDirty
Xrm.Page.data.entity.getPrimaryAttributeName formContext.data.entity.getPrimaryAttributeValue
Xrm.Page.data.entity.save formContext.data.entity.save

Click here to access the reference to the forContext.data.entity properties and methods in Dynamics 365 CE. 

 

In the next parts of these series I will cover the attributes and controls collections, properties and methods,