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Enable or Disable Dynamics CRM 2011 Ribbon Control using JavaScript

, 27 Feb 2013
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How to enable or disable the ribbon control using JavaScript.


In Dynamics CRM 2011, to Enable or Disable a Ribbon control we have to update the RibbonXml tag of the entity. In this tip, I will show you how to enable or disable the ribbon control using JavaScript.


Every ribbon control has a unique id in Dynamics CRM 2011. E.g., for contact entity, the Save button ID is 'contact|NoRelationship|Form|'. If you notice, the button ID is made of 'EnityName|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form.EntityName.ButtonDisplayNameandSize'. The size of the Save and 'Save & Close' button is large, while 'Save & New' and Delete button are Medium sized. So for the Save& New button, the ID will be 'contact|NoRelationship|Form|'.

Using the Code

Following is the JavaScript function for enabling or disabling the button:

function HideRibbonControl(formName) {
   var saveButtonID = formName + "|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form." + formName + ".Save-Large";
    var saveandcloseButtonID = formName + "|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form." + formName + ".SaveAndClose-Large";
    var saveandnewButtonID = formName + "|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form." + formName + ".SaveandNew-Medium";
    var deactivateButtonID = formName + "|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form." + formName + ".Deactivate-Medium";
    var deleteButtonID = formName + "|NoRelationship|Form|Mscrm.Form." + formName + ".Delete-Medium";
function HideARibbonButton(nameOfButton) {
   var btn =;
    var intervalId = window.setInterval(function () {
      if (btn != null) {
        btn.disabled = true;
    }, 50);

Points to Remember

The above JavaScript code works before installing the Roll-up 12. As Roll-up 12 enables support for multi browser capability, the JavaScript code might require some changes.


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Thakkar Amit
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Amit Thakkar is having total work experience over 13 years in implementing projects using various Microsoft Technologies like MS CRM 2011/4.0,, C#, MOSS 2007, SSRS and SSIS.
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Questionit doesn't work PinmemberMember 100931364-Jun-13 17:15 
AnswerRe: it doesn't work PinmemberThakkar Amit19-Jul-13 11:58 

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