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SiteMap, IFD/OnPremise and relative URLs

I don’t know if you've already faced this problem: When you develop a web page that you want displayed via the SiteMap Navigation, the URLs called are different depending whether you are in OnPremise or IFD mode.In IFD, you get a URL like http://organization_name.domain.extension/ISV/default.aspxIn OnPremise, it will look like
http://organization_name.domain.extension/organization_name/ISV/default.aspx

I assume that you use the same URL to access both Dynamics CRM authentication mode.Now, if you want to use relative URLs to load images, scripts or other (which are also contained in the ISV folder), you're facing a problem: how to use relative URLs to be valid for both IFD and OnPremise mode?The simplest answer, which is often found on the forums, is: Use absolute URLs.Certainly, but this is not very clean to use hard coded server names.So I propose you my method. Maybe not the best but it does the job (even if, as we shall see, it still uses absolute URL).In the code behind your…

Tools Update : IFD authentication supported

Hi all,

It's been a while since the last post... Unfortunately (or not, related to current economic context), I have lot of work these days and it's quite difficult to find time for my blog.

But nevertheless, I found time to update authentication process in my tools and they now all support IFD authentication.

The little extra concerns ViewLayoutReplicator and SearchablePropertyAttributeUpdater tools: they now use the same authentication assistant than the others tools.

You can still download them using right panel of this blog

Enjoy!