Understand the Client API object model
Applies to Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.x
- Get or set attribute values.
- Show and hide user interface elements.
- Reference multiple controls per attribute.
- Access multiple forms per entity.
- Manipulate form navigation items.
- Interact with the business process flow control.
Root objects in the Client API object model
At the root of the Client API object model are the following contexts and the Xrm object:
|executionContext||Represents the execution context for an event in Customer Engagement forms and grids.
More information: Client API execution context
|formContext||Provides a reference to a form or an item on the form against which the current code executes. To get the formContext object, use the executionContext.getFormContext method.
More information: Client API form context
|gridContext||Provides a reference to a grid or a subgrid on a form against which the current code executes.
More information: Client API grid context
|Xrm||Provides a global object for performing operations that do not directly impact the data and UI in forms, grids, subgrids, controls, or attributes. For example, navigate forms, create and manage records using Web API.
More information: Client API Xrm object