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Microsoft CRM LINQ

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you have been under a rock the latest version of MS CRM SDK contains new bits that allow you to use LINQ plus other goodness over MS CRM.

So how do we set all this Up?

Setup Steps:

  1. Download the latest SDK from MS
  2. Reference the following Assemblies: microsoft.xrm.client.dll, microsoft.xrm.portal.dll, antixsslibrary.dll, microsoft.crm.sdk.dll,microsoft.crm.sdktypeproxy.dll,microsoft.crm.sdktypeproxy.xmlserializers.dll
  3. Create an entry in you web.config / app.config file pointing to your CRM server
  4. <connectionStrings>
          <add name="Crm" connectionString="Authentication Type=AD; Server=http://localhost:5555/Test; User ID=Test\blair; Password=somepassword;"/>
      </connectionStrings>
    

Lets create a query and look at a dynamic version of contacts now 🙂

            var context = new CrmDataContext("Crm");
            var results = from contact in context.GetEntities("contact") select contact;
            return results.ToList().Select(x => x.ToDynamicEntity()).ToList();

So there you go. Review MS Documentation. But I hope this helps you get started.

MS Documentation is here.

Blair..

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