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<section> (FormXml)

Applies To: CRM 2015 on-prem, CRM Online

Specifies a section within a form.

<section
 addedby="String"
 availableforphone=["0" | "1" | "true" | "false"]
 celllabelalignment=["Center"|"Left"|"Right"]
 celllabelposition=["Top"|"Left"]
 columns="Non Negative Integer"
 group="String"
 height="String"
 id="String"
 IsUserDefined="String"
 labelid="String"
 labelwidth="Non Negative Integer"
 layout="String"
 locklevel="Non Negative Integer"
 name="String"
 showbar=["0" | "1" | "true" | "false"]
 showlabel=["0" | "1" | "true" | "false"]
 visible=["0" | "1" | "true" | "false"]>
 <labels />
 <rows />
</section>

The following describes the attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

 

Attribute Description Type Usage

addedby

Identifies the name of the ISV or customizer that added the element.

String

Optional

availableforphone

Whether the element is available for CRM for Phones client.

Boolean

Optional

celllabelalignment

Specifies label alignment.

Valid Values:

  • Center

  • Left

  • Right

Enumeration

Optional

celllabelposition

Specifies label position.

Valid Values:

  • Top

  • Left

Enumeration

Optional

columns

For internal use only.

Non Negative Integer

Optional

group

For internal use only.

String

Optional

height

Contols the height of the section. Set the value to "auto" to make the section expand to fill all the available space.

String

Optional

id

Unique ID for the section. See Remarks.

String (FormGuidType)

Required

IsUserDefined

"1" indicates a custom section.

"0" indicates a default section.

String

Optional

labelid

A unique id value for the section label.

See Remarks.

String (FormGuidType)

Optional

labelwidth

Defines the horizontal space for a section label in pixels. The default is 110 pixels.

Non Negative Integer

Optional

layout

Defines the section layout property, either variable field width (varwidth) or fixed field width (varheight). The default is varwidth.

String

Optional

locklevel

Prevents the section from being deleted from the form or having its properties modified. This attribute cannot be set in the UI. Valid values:

  • 0 = Do not lock

  • 1= Locked

Non Negative Integer

Optional

name

The name of the section displayed in the section properties.

String

Optional

showbar

Indicates whether to show divider line below the section name. The divider line will only display when the showlabel attribute value is also true.

Boolean

Optional

showlabel

Show the name of this section on the form.

Boolean

Optional

visible

Specifies whether the section is displayed by default.

Boolean

Optional

Child Elements

 

Element Description

<labels> (FormXml)

Contains form label definitions.

<rows> (FormXml)

Specifies rows used to compose form layout.

Parent Elements

 

Element Description

<sections> (FormXml)

Contains the definitions of sections used in the form layout.

If you create a new <tab> (FormXml), <section> (FormXml) or <cell> (FormXml) element by copying from an existing form definition or by manually editing an exported customization.xml file you should create a new GUID value for the id attribute. You should use a tool like guidgen.exe to guarantee a unique valid GUID value. The guidgen.exe is included as part of the Windows SDK.

If you do not specify a new GUID value for the element id, you must create a new GUID value for the labelid attribute and add the labelid attribute. If you have duplicate element id values AND do not specify a unique labelid attribute value you will not be able to uninstall your solution. To address this issue you must export the default solution containing the form definitions, edit each element in the existing forms to add a unique labelid value, and then import those modified form definitions.

 

Schema Type

complexType

Validation File

FormXml.xsd

Number of Occurrences

0 or more

XPath

//FormXml/forms/systemform/form/tabs/tab/columns/column/Sections/section

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