Dynamics CRM 2013 Resurrecting the Form Properties Window with Bookmarklet

Jared Johnson, 03 August 2014

In the redesign of the UI for forms in CRM 2013, one of the useful features that was lost was the Form Properties window. This window would give the Created On date, Created By, Last Modified date and Modified By which was very useful if these fields were not displayed on the form. It would also display what permissions the current user had for the specific entity.

Luckily as can be seen on the entities that do not have the “Upgraded” forms, the Form Properties window still exists in CRM 2013, which means we can create a bookmarklet to display it for any entity we wish.

javascript: var frame = $("iframe").filter(function () { return ($(this).css('visibility') == 'visible') }); var id = frame[0].contentWindow.Xrm.Page.data.entity.getId(); var etc = frame[0].contentWindow.Xrm.Page.context.getQueryStringParameters().etc; frame[0].contentWindow.Mscrm.RibbonActions.openFormProperties(id, etc);