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Where are Plugins stored? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All;

    I am totally new to CRM.

    I need to update plugins  which are already done in CRM

    But I am not sure where the code for plugin will be stored

    Any help on this is much appreciated

    I have attached below picture of the plugins (Claim Cost Headings and Claim Actual Costs)i need to modify

    Thanks

    Pradnya


    Pradnya07

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi Pradnya,

    By looking at your screen, you are using CRM 4. Are you sure "Claim Cost Headings" and "Claim Actual Costs" are plugins? It seems to be entities. To modify entities, you can go to Customize Entities (as the link shown on right hand side of your screen shot). Then find your entity in the left navigation and open it's form to modify.

    As per plugins. You don't need to find the plugins which are already registered in CRM. Plugins are always developed outside CRM environment. They are developed in Visual Studio. Then you compile and create a DLL assembly.You need to use the code (VS solution) for your plugins, make changes in Visual Studio and compile new version. Use this new DLL. Then you use "Plugin Registration" tool. This is provided in "Tools" directory of your Dynamics CRM SDK. When you connect the Plugin Registration tool to your CRM, you see all the plugins currently registered. You update using the new DLL.

    I hope this helps.  If my response answered your question, please mark the response as an answer.



    Ashish Mahajan, CRM Developer, CSG (Melbourne)
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi Pradnya,

    By looking at your screen, you are using CRM 4. Are you sure "Claim Cost Headings" and "Claim Actual Costs" are plugins? It seems to be entities. To modify entities, you can go to Customize Entities (as the link shown on right hand side of your screen shot). Then find your entity in the left navigation and open it's form to modify.

    As per plugins. You don't need to find the plugins which are already registered in CRM. Plugins are always developed outside CRM environment. They are developed in Visual Studio. Then you compile and create a DLL assembly.You need to use the code (VS solution) for your plugins, make changes in Visual Studio and compile new version. Use this new DLL. Then you use "Plugin Registration" tool. This is provided in "Tools" directory of your Dynamics CRM SDK. When you connect the Plugin Registration tool to your CRM, you see all the plugins currently registered. You update using the new DLL.

    I hope this helps.  If my response answered your question, please mark the response as an answer.



    Ashish Mahajan, CRM Developer, CSG (Melbourne)
    My Personal Website: http://www.ashishmahajan.com
    My Blogs: http://ashishmahajancrm.blogspot.com.au and http://ashishmahajancrm.wordpress.com
    My Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ashishmahajanmscrm

    My Linkedin: View Ashish Mahajan's profile on LinkedIn
    My Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ashishmahajan74

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:33 AM
  • Thanks Ashish it solved my problem

    Pradnya07

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:39 AM