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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook by Nicolae Tarla

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Dynamic form elements

There comes a time when the standard controls offered by Dynamics CRM are not enough to satisfy the user's requirements. One such example is if they need to select multiple items in a field. While this can be done by generating a section with multiple checkboxes, what if the user wants a more elegant solution? Something along the lines of a multi-select dropdown?

In addition, the solution presented here allows, in a very easy way, to report on those selections in an easy-to-read format.

In this recipe, we will be looking at a way to create a control that allows the multi-select functionality to the user. While this is an unsupported customization, it's been the de facto way of doing this for the last few years, and it's been ...

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