When creating a link for the Workplace I prefer to use an ASPX page as opposed to a JS page or otherwise. The reason I use it is not only can I embed JS I can also render my own webpages, silverlight controls, etc.
In a real world example, you are tasked with creating a link in the workplace that not only points to the Active View of the desired entity but also opens a new window that allows you to create an instance of that particular entity. I pointed my SiteMap to an ASPX page that simply ran JS onLoad:
//Open popup and set location using CRM global var
window.open('/' + parent.top.ORG_UNIQUE_NAME + '/userdefined/edit.aspx?etc=10002', null);
window.location.href = '/' + parent.top.ORG_UNIQUE_NAME + '/_root/homepage.aspx?etc=10002&pagemode=iframe';</endscript>
*Note: Replace the begin and endscript tags with script. Blogger apparently doesn't like that tag!
However if I needed some silverlight or a webpage I can easily modify the ASPX page outside of CRM and not have to worry about importing. Using this method provides me enough abstraction to pretty much do what I want.
Tips about the code above:
- Using the CRM provided JS variables helps out tremendously. Familiarize yourself with them!
- The pagemode=iframe parameter in the url will give you the correct view to show in the window.location. It removes the ribbon and anything else besides the core view.