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How To : Retrieve Web Resource Contents in Microsoft CRM 2011 in .NET


Hi, in this article i am gonna show how to retrieve the content of an “HTML Web Resource” in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 by .Net

You need to perform 2 steps 

1. perform a “RetrieveMultiple” call to pull back your web resource entity.
2. Decode the “content” property from base-64 to a string.

code :

RetrieveMultipleRequest RetrieveWebResources= new RetrieveMultipleRequest();
RetrieveMultipleResponse resp = new RetrieveMultipleResponse();
Entity webresource = new Entity();

QueryExpression query = new QueryExpression()
EntityName = “webresource”,
ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(“content”),
Criteria = new FilterExpression
FilterOperator = LogicalOperator.And,
Conditions =
new ConditionExpression
AttributeName = “name”,
Operator = ConditionOperator.Equal,
Values = { “web resource name”}

RetrieveWebResources.Query = query;
resp = (RetrieveMultipleResponse)_serviceproxy.Execute(RetrieveWebResources);
webresource= resp.EntityCollection.Entities[0];

byte[] b = Convert.FromBase64String(webresource[“content”].ToString());

string strHTML = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(b);



3 thoughts on “How To : Retrieve Web Resource Contents in Microsoft CRM 2011 in .NET

  1. Grate Post . . . .! ! ! !

  2. Hi , is it possible to retrieve Document attached in annotation Eg:( word , pdf) and to display as string .

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