alert("This is a standard alert")
produces the pop up window as illustrated below.
With CRM 2013, Microsoft introduced an additional alert method that is specific to CRM, Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification. This newer method allows you to specify three different types of alerts: error, information, and warning. Furthermore, instead of popping a window open over the current window, setFormNotification embeds the notification in the CRM page itself. These codes:
Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification("This is an INFORMATION notification.", "INFORMATION")
Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification("This is a WARNING notification. ", "WARNING")
Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification("This is an ERROR notification. ", "EROR")
produce the notifications in the screenshot below that are visible just under the Account record title.
can be used to clear these notifications.
Additionally, you can call out specific fields with the setNotification method. The code
Xrm.Page.getControl("fax").setNotification("This is a notification about the Fax field")
produces the notification attached to the fax field on the Account record shown below.
With these different methods, you can now carefully choose how overt or subtle you would like to be in calling out important information on a record to users.
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