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  • How to hide ribbbon button using javascript + crm 2011
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:45 AM


  • There are demonstrations of this in the SDK samples.
    Saturday, June 11, 2011 4:01 AM

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  • May I ask the purpose of trying to do this?
    Jamie Miley
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    Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:18 PM
  • I want to hide ribbon button depending on role of user.
    Ketan Ghule
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:04 PM
  • I don't know that there is a supported way to do this unfortunately.  It's pretty engrained in the application. 
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    Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:39 PM
  • You should use the RibbonDiffXml (take a look at the sdk) to add this functionality.

    1.) You may call a javascriptfunction from a webresource library and set the button enabled/disabled

    See: RuleDefinitions => EnableRules => EnableRule => CustomRule

    2.) Maybe the displayRules can help you. Here you can check the current users privileges

    See: RuleDefinitions => DisplayRules => DisplayRule => MiscellaneousPrivilegeRule


    Maybe this puts you in the right direction.




    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:23 AM
  • Hi Ketan,

    I am in same boat as you. Did you figure out how to achive it?


    Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:02 AM
  • We need to create custom rule for that then from customrule call javascript which returns either true or false.

    then that button can be disabled.


    From SDK-> get command defination form leadform-> then add your enable rule->can create add custom rule

    Monday, April 25, 2011 4:45 AM
  • Monday, April 25, 2011 2:45 PM
  • Actually its not a Custom Button that I wanted to hide n show, its CRM's outof box button.

    Depending upon certain condition on an Entity I wanted to hide-n-show "Add Contact" button on the Entity Details form (Contact is having many-to-many relationship with this entity)

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:18 PM
  • Hi Ketan.


    I am not sure, whether you can hide a button on such a condition. Coz, i am also searching for such a solution. But you can disable/enable based on javascript function.

    You can get all the entities RibbonXML using the exportribbonxml tool provided with SDK [sdk\samplecode\cs\client\ribbon]. Open the ribbonxml corresponding to your entity, identiy the command definition corresponding to the button you want to hide. Copy this code. Now export your entity in a solution, open the customizations file and add this commanddefinition under the commanddefinitions node of your entity. Add a new enable rule with the functionality you want.






      <CommandDefinition Id="Mscrm.AddNewRecordFromSubGridStandard">
                  <EnableRule Id="Mscrm.AppendToPrimary" />
                  <EnableRule Id="Mscrm.EntityFormIsEnabled" />

                  <!-- Here I am adding my Own Display Rule -->

                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.Isv.AddNew" />

                  <!-- Here I am adding my Own Display Rule -->


                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.ShowForOneToManyGrids" />
                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.AppendToPrimary" />
                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.CreateSelectedEntityPermission" />
                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.AppendSelected" />
                  <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.HideAddNewForChildEntities" />
                  <JavaScriptFunction FunctionName="Mscrm.GridRibbonActions.addNewFromSubGridStandard" Library="/_static/_common/scripts/RibbonActions.js">
                    <CrmParameter Value="SelectedEntityTypeCode" />
                    <CrmParameter Value="PrimaryEntityTypeCode" />
                    <CrmParameter Value="FirstPrimaryItemId" />
                    <CrmParameter Value="PrimaryControl" />



     This is my Rule Definitions.



    <TabDisplayRules />


               <DisplayRule Id="Mscrm.Isv.AddNew">
                  <ValueRule Field="new_type" Value="2" InvertResult="true" />


    <EnableRules />




    Here I am trying to Hide the "Add New" Button. You can use a similar code to enable/disable. :)

    Thanks & Regards, Johninfant
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:46 AM
  • I tried it but somehow it does not worked for me?

    Its not throwing eny error also so very difficult to debug.


    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:02 AM
  • I finally got it working. I have to give different Id to CommandDefinition since if we use original CommandDefinition even though we make changes in Copied CommandDefinition, it always takes original CommandDefinition.


    • Proposed as answer by Makarand Keer Monday, May 23, 2011 3:00 AM
    Monday, May 23, 2011 3:00 AM
  • There are demonstrations of this in the SDK samples.
    Saturday, June 11, 2011 4:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Custom rule can be created for Ednable,Disable. There is a way to hide the button making changes to XML ‘HideCustomAction’ . This will hide the button from ribbon,but in-case if you have role based form for that entity,it wont display the button for it. It can be only hide / display. 



    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:56 AM
  • this could help:




    Just make sure you use the Display Rules (since you are hiding), instead of the Enable Rules

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:21 PM
  • Hi,

    I have a situation where i have to hide 'Deactivate' Button on Role-based Security.

    Can the Above mentioned code implemented for the same. I do not want to use the Javascript.

    Is it possible to Hide/Show the Ribbon button without using JavaScripts.

    Please let me know.

    Puneet Joshi

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:46 PM
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:16 AM
  • Here's a way to accomplish this : http://blog.customereffective.com/blog/2012/05/managing-activatedeactivate-permissions-of-crm-entities.html

    Scott Sewell, CustomerEffective | http:\\blog.CustomerEffective.com | Twitter:@ScottSewell

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:52 PM