<Descriptions> (SiteMap)


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Specifies a set of localizable Descriptions for the parent element.


 <Description />

Attributes and Elements

The following table lists the attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


This element has no attributes.

Child Elements



<Description> (SiteMap)

Provides a description in a specific language for the parent of the Descriptions element. Descriptions appear in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Outlook and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Microsoft Office Outlook with Offline Access.

Parent Elements



<Area> (SiteMap)

Specifies an area that appears in the navigation pane.

<Group> (SiteMap)

Specifies a group of subareas. Groups can be shown or hidden as defined by the area. Groups defined within the Workplace area can be marked as a user selectable profile. These profiles are available for users to select in their personal options.

<SubArea> (SiteMap)

Specifies a navigation option within an Area. Defines what is displayed in the main pane of the application when selected.

Element Information

Schema Name


Validation File


Number of Occurrences

0 or 1


//SiteMap/Area/Descriptions | 
//SiteMap/Area/Group/SubArea/Descriptions | 

See Also

Change application navigation using the SiteMap
SiteMap XML reference

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