As usual I have been working hard on enhancing and developing new Silverlight applications that interface with MSCRM 2011. I have come accross a weird issue that I was wondering if anyone has experienced before and maybe has a solution. It’s a rare occation that I have to seak a solution off someone else but I’m hoping for some enternal magic here! Allow me to explain, because from the title you might already be thinking I know how to get a Silverlight Application visible on the form!
This is one that a lot of people have asked me about over the past few months. I thought I’d throw it out there and warn other people. We don’t want you spending ages trying to connect your Silverlight applications to MSCRM, trying to work out why they are not authenticating and performing their queries correctly. Only to kick yourself when you work out what the problem is! So whats the problem? Simple, Silverlight can’t connect to MSCRM, Whats the solution? Simple, check your bindings in Deployment Manager!
Today I experienced a somewhat frustrating issue with performing asynchronous queries to MSCRM 2011 through Silverlight. I had a collection of records, which I wanted to delete. All I had to do was iterate through the list, call BeginDelete and handle the asynchronous callback. This should be easy but an unhelpful exception was being raised intermittently with an unhelpful error message.
It has been so painful to write the title above, but I have been asked the question above several times. The reason people are asking the question is simple. They have seen support introduced for Silverlight 4 in MSCRM 2011, they are aware of the upcoming of Silverlight 5 and HTML 5, which on the face of things look similar and so are asking the question whats best silverlight 5 or HTML 5.
For the last few months I have been working with the release candidate of Silverlight 5 and have failed to notice that the Silverlight 5 release date has come and gone! I’m going to blame the sheer amount of work that I needed to do before Christmas instead of my laziness! So in case you didn’t realise yourself, it can be found here along with a wealth of information on the new features and hands on labs for Silverlight 4.