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Upgrading Visual Studio projects to use the new version of the CRM software developer toolkit RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have many Visual Studio projects which were developed with the CRM 2011 version of the software developer toolkit.
    When we installed the latest version of the toolkit, we found that deployments always go badly because the crmregister file gets wiped out when you deploy and the plugins don't get registered correctly.

    I've heard from the CRM Development team that "...the CRM Register file was changed substantially over the last few years, and we did not intended backward support for it."

    Has anyone found a good strategy for migrating projects which were developed using the 2011 toolkit to the new toolkit? I've not found any official advice from Microsoft about this.

    The most reliable option seems to be to start a new project using the developer toolkit and then recreate all of your plugins manually before copying code from the old plugins into your new plugins. This seems to be a very laborious and error prone approach, especially with large projects, so I was hoping that someone had come across a better way of converting a 2011 toolkit project to a 2015/365 toolkit project.

    Thanks,
    Ben
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:27 PM

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  • see this discussion for more...

    https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/117/t/222894

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:58 AM