Monday, March 26, 2012

Open popup pages in new tabs in CCA R2 for CRM 2011

1. Open visual studio 2010 and click file -> new -> project -> workflow -> Activity Library
Change project name to “PopupActivities” and click “OK”
2. In solution explorer, Right click the project -> properties and change target framework to “.NET Framework 4.0 “ & Click yes if any popup opens.
3. In solution explorer, Right click the project->Add Reference. In .NET tab select System.Drawing and click OK.
4. In Activity1.xaml designer create the workflow activity as follows;Give your web application name instead of “WebApplication”

5. In solution explorer, Right click the project->Add-> new item ->workflow -> Code Activity and change the name to “ParseActionData.cs” click ok.
Copy the following code and paste it in “ParseActionData.cs”
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Activities;
using System.Xml;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Web;

namespace PopupActivities

    public sealed class ParseActionData : CodeActivity
        public InArgument<string> Text { get; set; }

        public OutArgument<Object> NewUrl { get; set; }
        protected override void Execute(CodeActivityContext context)

            // Obtain the runtime value of the Text input argument
            string actionData = context.GetValue(this.Text);
            XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
            string url = doc.DocumentElement.GetAttribute("url");

            context.SetValue(this.NewUrl, (Object)url);


Right click the project and click rebuild; now you can see the ParseActionData code activity in toolbox of Activity1.xaml designer page.

6. Create the variables:

Add another wokflow activity and in that designer page(Activity.xaml),Create the activity as follows;

Click the ParseActionData and in the Properties explorer set the value for “NewUrl” and “Text” as flowing picture

Build the solution;Now copy the “PopupActivities.dll” from project output location to the AgentDesktop application folder

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