Getting MS CRM Server URL in Silverlight Using MS CRM OdataService

Getting MS CRM Server URL in Silverlight Using MS CRM OdataService

 

// =====================================================================
// This file is part of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK code samples.
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//
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// =====================================================================
//<snippetServerUtility>
using System;
using System.Windows.Browser;

namespace Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Samples
{
public static class ServerUtility
{
/// <summary>
/// Returns the ServerUrl from Microsoft Dynamics CRM
/// </summary>
/// <returns>String representing the ServerUrl or String.Empty if not found.</returns>
public static String GetServerUrl()
{
String serverUrl = String.Empty;

//Try to get the ServerUrl from the Xrm.Page object
serverUrl = GetServerUrlFromContext();

return serverUrl;
}

/// <summary>
/// Attempts to retrieve the ServerUrl from the Xrm.Page object
/// </summary>
/// <returns></returns>
private static String GetServerUrlFromContext()
{
try
{
// If the Silverlight is in a form, this will get the server url
ScriptObject xrm = (ScriptObject)HtmlPage.Window.GetProperty(“Xrm”);
ScriptObject page = (ScriptObject)xrm.GetProperty(“Page”);
ScriptObject pageContext = (ScriptObject)page.GetProperty(“context”);

String serverUrl = (String)pageContext.Invoke(“getServerUrl”);

//The trailing forward slash character from CRM Online needs to be removed.
if (serverUrl.EndsWith(“/”))
{
serverUrl = serverUrl.Substring(0, serverUrl.Length – 1);
}

return serverUrl;
}
catch
{
return String.Empty;
}
}
}
}
//</snippetServerUtility>

In Main Page of MainPage.cs paste the folloing code.

public MainPage()
{
InitializeComponent();

//Keeps a reference to the UI thread
_syncContext = SynchronizationContext.Current;

//Get the ServerUrl (ServerUrl is formatted differently OnPremise than OnLine)
_serverUrl = ServerUtility.GetServerUrl();

if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(_serverUrl))
{

//Setup Context
_context = new AdventureWorksCycleContext(
new Uri(String.Format(“{0}/xrmservices/2011/organizationdata.svc/”,
_serverUrl), UriKind.Absolute));

//This is important because if the entity has new
//attributes added the code will fail.
_context.IgnoreMissingProperties = true;

MessagePanel.Children.Add(new TextBlock() {
Text = “Starting Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete Operations.”});

//Begin the Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete operations. The operations are chained together
//as each of them is completed.
BeginCreateAccount();
}
else
{
//No ServerUrl was found. Display message.
MessagePanel.Children.Add(new TextBlock()
{
Text =
“Unable to access server url. Launch this Silverlight ” +
“Web Resource from a CRM Form OR host it in a valid ” +
“HTML Web Resource with a ” +
“<script src=’../ClientGlobalContext.js.aspx’ ” +
“type=’text/javascript’></script>”
});
}
}

You will get the Server Url from _serverUrl .

Happy Coding.

 

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