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Thursday, January 16, 2014

XrmToolBox : Use the Nuget package to develop your own plugins

It has been an old request, it is now available!

I just published a nuget package that includes the latest version of XrmToolBox executable and the connection libraries. When you want to develop your own plugin, you can use the Visual Studio Template available in the XrmToolBox donwload page. But there is still missing references.

To resolve this problem, I published a nuget package that will import these missing reference to your Visual Studio project.

To install the package in Visual Studio, right click on the references folder and “Manage nuget packages”.

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Then search for “XrmToolBox”, you will find the package. Install it!

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New XrmToolBox plugin : Form Parameter Manager

Today, I’m releasing a new plugin for my XrmToolBox application! This plugin has been asked by one of my fellow MVP, Dave Berry.

This plugin helps you to create and delete form parameters in bulk. Without this tool, you should open each form properties panel to create the parameter required. The same operation apply when you need to delete them.

So, again, it’s a productivity tool. Here is what it looks like:

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You can load all forms. They are listed with a boolean that indicates if custom parameters already exist for selected forms. You can create parameters in bulk. The panel on the right side list parameters included in selected forms from the panel on the left side.

As usual, the XrmToolBox with all its plugins (currently 17!) can be downloaded from CodePlex

If this plugin (and the other ones) improve your productivity, you should consider rating the tool on CodePlex or making a small donation