Sample: Import files as web resources

When you develop a large number of files to use as Web resources you can save yourself the work of manually adding them through the application. Many Web resources can be developed and tested outside of Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement and then imported.

This sample provides a simplified example of this process. For a more complex sample that provides a WPF application you can use to import Web resources, see the Sample: Web Resource Utility.

Note

This sample applies to both Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises) and Common Data Service.

You can download the sample from here.

How to run this sample

To obtain a local copy of all samples and build them, do the following:

  1. Download or clone the Samples repo so that you have a local copy.
  2. (Optional) Edit the cds/App.config file to define a connection string specifying the instance/organization you want to connect to.
  3. Open the sample solution in Visual Studio and press F5 to run the sample. After you specify a connection string in cds/App.config, any sample you run will use that connection information.

If you do not specify a connection string in cds/App.config file, a dialog will open each time you run the sample and you will need to enter information about which instance/org you want to connect to and which credentials you want to use. This dialog will cache previous connections so that you can choose a previously used connection.

What this sample does

This sample will show how to use the SolutionUniqueName optional parameter to associate a web resource with a specific solution when it is created.

How this sample works

In order to simulate the scenario described in What this sample does, the sample will do the following:

Setup

  1. Checks for the current version of the org.
  2. The CreateRequiredRecords class creates a publisher and a solution required for the sample when adding the web resources.

Demonstrate

  1. The XDocument method reads the descriptive data from the XML files.
  2. The WebResource is used to set the web resource properties.
  3. The CreateRequest method is used to add optional parameters.

Clean up

Display an option to delete the sample data that is created in Setup. The deletion is optional in case you want to examine the entities and data created by the sample. You can manually delete the records to achieve the same result.