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Sample: Book an Appointment

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011]

This sample code is for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, and can be found in the following location in the SDK download:

SampleCode\CS\BusinessDataModel\ScheduleAndAppointment\BookAppointment.cs

SampleCode\VB\BusinessDataModel\ScheduleAndAppointment\BookAppointment.vb

Requirements

For more information about the requirements for running the sample code provided in this SDK, see Use the Sample and Helper Code.

Demonstrates

This sample shows how to book or schedule an appointment using the BookRequest message.

Example


using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Description;

// These namespaces are found in the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll assembly
// found in the SDK\bin folder.
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Query;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Discovery;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages;

// This namespace is found in Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll assembly
// found in the SDK\bin folder.
using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages;

namespace Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Samples
{
    /// <summary>
    /// This sample shows how to book or schedule an appointment.
    /// </summary>
    public class BookAppointment
    {
        #region Class Level Members

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the organization service proxy.
        /// </summary>
        private OrganizationServiceProxy _serviceProxy;

        // Define the IDs needed for this sample.
        public Guid _appointmentId = Guid.Empty;        

        #endregion Class Level Members

        #region How To Sample Code
        /// <summary>
        /// Create and configure the organization service proxy.
        /// Initiate the method to create any data that this sample requires.
        /// Book an appointment.        
        /// Optionally delete any entity records that were created for this sample.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="serverConfig">Contains server connection information.</param>
        /// <param name="promptforDelete">When True, the user will be prompted to delete all
        /// created entities.</param>
        public void Run(ServerConnection.Configuration serverConfig, bool promptForDelete)
        {
            try
            {

                // Connect to the Organization service. 
                // The using statement assures that the service proxy will be properly disposed.
                using (_serviceProxy = ServerConnection.GetOrganizationProxy(serverConfig))
                {
                    // This statement is required to enable early-bound type support.
                    _serviceProxy.EnableProxyTypes();

                    // Call the method to create any data that this sample requires.
                    CreateRequiredRecords();


                    // Get the current user information
                    WhoAmIRequest userRequest = new WhoAmIRequest();
                    WhoAmIResponse userResponse = (WhoAmIResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(userRequest);

                    // Create the ActivityParty instance.
                    ActivityParty party = new ActivityParty
                    {
                        PartyId = new EntityReference(SystemUser.EntityLogicalName, userResponse.UserId)
                    };
                    
                    // Create the appointment instance.
                    Appointment appointment = new Appointment
                    {
                        Subject = "Test Appointment",
                        Description = "Test Appointment created using the BookRequest Message.",
                        ScheduledStart = DateTime.Now.AddHours(1),
                        ScheduledEnd = DateTime.Now.AddHours(2),
                        Location = "Office",
                        RequiredAttendees = new ActivityParty[] { party },
                        Organizer = new ActivityParty[] { party }                        
                    };                    
                    
                    // Use the Book request message.
                    BookRequest book = new BookRequest
                    {
                        Target = appointment
                    };
                    BookResponse booked = (BookResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(book);
                    _appointmentId = booked.ValidationResult.ActivityId;
                    
                    // Verify that the appointment has been scheduled.
                    if (_appointmentId != Guid.Empty)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine("Succesfully booked {0}.", appointment.Subject) ;
                    }
                    

                    DeleteRequiredRecords(promptForDelete);
                }
            }
            // Catch any service fault exceptions that Microsoft Dynamics CRM throws.
            catch (FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault>)
            {
                // You can handle an exception here or pass it back to the calling method.
                throw;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// This method creates any entity records that this sample requires.        
        /// </summary>
        public void CreateRequiredRecords()
        {
            // All the entity records in this sample are created in the Run() method.
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Deletes any entity records that were created for this sample.
        /// <param name="prompt">Indicates whether to prompt the user to delete 
        /// the records created in this sample.</param>
        /// </summary>
        public void DeleteRequiredRecords(bool prompt)
        {
            bool deleteRecords = true;

            if (prompt)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nDo you want these entity records to be deleted? (y/n)");
                String answer = Console.ReadLine();

                deleteRecords = (answer.StartsWith("y") || answer.StartsWith("Y"));
            }

            if (deleteRecords)
            {
                _serviceProxy.Delete(Appointment.EntityLogicalName, _appointmentId);                
                Console.WriteLine("Entity records have been deleted.");
            }
        }

        #endregion How To Sample Code

        #region Main
        /// <summary>
        /// Standard Main() method used by most SDK samples.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="args"></param>
        static public void Main(string[] args)
        {
            try
            {
                // Obtain the target organization's Web address and client logon 
                // credentials from the user.
                ServerConnection serverConnect = new ServerConnection();
                ServerConnection.Configuration config = serverConnect.GetServerConfiguration();

                BookAppointment app = new BookAppointment();
                app.Run(config, true);
            }

            catch (FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault> ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine("Timestamp: {0}", ex.Detail.Timestamp);
                Console.WriteLine("Code: {0}", ex.Detail.ErrorCode);
                Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", ex.Detail.Message);
                Console.WriteLine("Plugin Trace: {0}", ex.Detail.TraceText);
                Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                    null == ex.Detail.InnerFault ? "No Inner Fault" : "Has Inner Fault");
            }
            catch (System.TimeoutException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", ex.Message);
                Console.WriteLine("Stack Trace: {0}", ex.StackTrace);
                Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                    null == ex.InnerException.Message ? "No Inner Fault" : ex.InnerException.Message);
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);

                // Display the details of the inner exception.
                if (ex.InnerException != null)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(ex.InnerException.Message);

                    FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault> fe
                        = ex.InnerException
                        as FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault>;
                    if (fe != null)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine("Timestamp: {0}", fe.Detail.Timestamp);
                        Console.WriteLine("Code: {0}", fe.Detail.ErrorCode);
                        Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", fe.Detail.Message);
                        Console.WriteLine("Plugin Trace: {0}", fe.Detail.TraceText);
                        Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                            null == fe.Detail.InnerFault ? "No Inner Fault" : "Has Inner Fault");
                    }
                }
            }
            // Additional exceptions to catch: SecurityTokenValidationException, ExpiredSecurityTokenException,
            // SecurityAccessDeniedException, MessageSecurityException, and SecurityNegotiationException.

            finally
            {

                Console.WriteLine("Press <Enter> to exit.");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }

        }
        #endregion Main
    }
}

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
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