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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook by Nicolae Tarla

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Using the ribbon for displaying information

In the Creating a rating gauge field recipe of Chapter 7, Extended UI Manipulation, we described a simple method to place a rating gauge on a form and changing the image based on a business rule. Similar to that, this time we will look at placing that rating gauge in the ribbon. The advantage to putting this kind of information on the ribbon is that it's always visible to the user no matter what section of the form you scroll to. So let's see how we can achieve this.

Getting ready

For this example we can use either an existing solution, or we can create a new one. Make sure you have permissions to make customizations to the system. We will add this to the Account entity.

How to do it...

Perform the following ...

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