Auto deploy on save from Visual Studio for Adxstudio Portal artefacts in new version of CRMQuickDeploy

I have released a new version of CRMQuickDeploy with the following improvements:

  • Option to auto deploy on save for Portal artefacts
  • Ability to specify MIME Type and Display Order for Portal web files

Auto deploy on save for Portal artefacts

You can now enable this option to have Visual Studio automatically deploys a Portal artefact file when you save it from the code editor.

This option is disabled by default, but you can enable it by going to Tools \ Options \ CRMQuickDeploy.

Note that this option is only applicable to Portal artefacts.

Ability to specify MIME Type and Display Order for Portal web files

Configuration settings for web files are defined in the DeploymentSettings.xml file. This file now allows you to specify MIME Type and Display Order for web files. Below is an annotated example XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<DeploymentSettings>

	<!-- Define a collection of items that will be deployed as 
Web Files and associated with a particular website. -->
	<WebFiles>

		<!-- Separately define each local files to be 
deployed as Web Files.

localPath: Required. Relative to the root PortalWebFiles 
folder of the project. Value should not start with '\'. 

targetName: Optional. The name of the web file once deployed.
Default to the same value as partialUrl. 

parentPage: Required. The name of the parent web page in CRM.

partialUrl: Optional. The partial URL of the web file once 
deployed. Default to the file name of the Visual Studio item 
with all spaces removed. 

mimeType: Optional. The MIME type of the file. If not 
specified, the MIME type will be determined based on the 
file extension. 

displayOrder: Optional. The display order of the file. 
Must be an integer. 

The file extension to MIME type mapping is as follow: 

txt: text/plain 
css: txt/css 
js: txt/javascript 
htm, html: text/html 
gif: image/gif 
jpg, jpeg: image/jpeg 
png: image/png 
svg: image/svg+xml 
ico: image/x-icon 
xml: application/xml 
json: application/json 
all other extensions: application/octet-stream -->
		<File localPath="common.js" parentPage="Home" />
		<File localPath="scripts\script1.js" parentPage="Home" />
		<File localPath="styles\styles.css" targetName="Portal Styles" parentPage="Home" partialUrl="styles.css" mimeType="text/css" displayOrder="1"/>

		<!-- Define local files to be deployed as Web files 
using the folder approach. When this approach is used, default 
value will be used for targetName and partialUrl for each item 
under the folder. mimeType for each item will be determined based 
on the file extension, unless the item is specified in the 
folder's MimeTypeOverride child element. A Folder element only 
covers the files that are found directly underneath that folder. 
Separate Folder elements must be defined for each sub-folders. 

localPath: Required. Relative to the root PortalWebFiles folder 
of the project. Value should not start with '\'. To refer to 
files directly underneath the root PortalWebFiles, specify an 
empty string for this attribute, i.e. localPath="". 

parentPage: Required. The name of the parent web page in CRM 
that will be applied to all items under this folder. 

targetNamePrefix: Optional. The specified value will be added 
to the targetName for all items under this folder. -->
		<Folder localPath="scripts" parentPage="Home" />
		<Folder localPath="styles" parentPage="Home" targetNamePrefix="My Portal - ">
			
			<!-- Define MIME type for selected items underneath 
this folder. This element is optional. -->
			<MimeTypeOverride>
			
				<!-- Define MIME type for items underneath 
this folder. The MIME type for an item will be automatically 
determined based on the file extension if the item is not 
defined here. 

name: Required. The filename of the item. Value should not start 
with '\'. 

mimeType: Required. The MIME type for the item. -->
				<File name="styles.css" mimeType="text/css" />
			</MimeTypeOverride>
			
			<!-- Define display order for selected items 
underneath the folder. This element is optional. -->
			<DisplayOrderOverride>
			
				<!-- Define display order for items underneath 
this folder. The display order for an item will be blank if the 
item is not defined here. 

name: Required. The filename of the item. Value should not 
start with '\'. 

displayOrder: Required. Must be an integer. -->
				<File name="styles.css" displayOrder="1" />
			</DisplayOrderOverride>
		</Folder>
	</WebFiles>
</DeploymentSettings>

Download

You can download this extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

I hope you find this addition useful!

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About Bernado

Based in Australia, I am a freelance SharePoint and Dynamics CRM developer. I love developing innovative solutions that address business and everyday problems. Feel free to contact me if you think I can help you with your SharePoint or CRM implementation.
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