Modify Icons for an Entity

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011]

When you create a new entity, default icons are provided. You can change the icons of custom entities by creating image Web resources and updating EntityMetadata properties. Use the specifications in this topic when creating or ordering icons. You will need the icon files before you begin.

When you first associate Web Resources with icons in the application the size of the icons will be checked. If you associate Web Resources programmatically, no size validation occurs. If the Web Resource is later updated with a large size image, no validation occurs.

For more information about how to manually update icons, search for ‘Change entity icons’ in the Help.

Types of Icons

The following table liststhe types of entity icons you can update.


Type Specifications Property

Icon in Web application

Displays when records for this entity are displayed in a grid.

  • 16x16px

  • Less than 10k


Icon for Entity Forms

  • 32x32px

  • Less than 10k


This size icon is not used in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

  • 66x48px

  • Less than 10k


PNG Web resources are recommended because they support transparency and good compression with a better color fidelity than GIF. GIF, JPG, & ICO formats are supported for backwards compatibility when organizations upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
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