The Developer Toolkit is a set of Microsoft Visual Studio Integration tools, focused on accelerating the development of custom code for Microsoft Dynamics 365(CRM)
Using the toolkit, you can create, develop and deploy CRM plug-ins, custom workflow assemblies and web resources without leaving the Visual Studio environment.
This is public beta 1 of the toolkit.
Please post questions and issues on this tool in this forum. Please tag questions and feedback with DeveloperToolkit on the forum.
11/11/2016- *Updated to remove comparision settings area as that feature is not fully released yet.
11/22/2016- *Bug Fixes, added support for Service Context Creation for Strong type classes (only for single class create currently)
2/07/2017 - *Many Bug Fixes, Add Solution Packager Integration ( customizations project type ), Added Service Endpoint registration management integrated to CRM Explorer. ReEnabled Comparision Tools UX, Added Prework to update SDK libs and tools from Nuget ( disabled for now but coming soon ), removed options for MSBuild based builds for now. Defaulted detailed logging to on.
3/22/2016 - Resolved many reported bugs, added back limited image support (this requires that the plugin be registered once before images can be created), improved pref of strong type class generation when used with 126.96.36.199+ SDK builds ( SDK shipped as version 8.2.1 ).
4/2/2017 – Updates to address connectivity issues being experienced by some users.
4/6/2017 – Located the issue with and added compensation logic to work around an issue with some versions of the CRM SDK that caused failures when creating strong classes for CRM entities and operations.
5/4 update -
Fixed Name references in Image registration
Added diagnostic error messages to warn when Plugin Steps are skipped due to bad type information
Added support for duplicate plugin/step names across multiple registrations. – also added alerts if we cannot disambiguate what you meant to do.
Resolved issue where plugin list would not load when the CRM Explorer was opened without a CRM Package project loaded in the solution.
Customizations Project Type:
Fix for rewriting the solution file on each open (Checking it out unnecessarily)
Resolved a crash issue when trying to open a DevTool Project type, canceling, then trying to access the CRM connection menu item on tools.