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  1. Show custom actions in the "Message Event" list when creating new plugins

    Currently, only system messages are available when creating/registering new plugins (e.g. Create, Save, Update, etc.). Users should be able to select from active custom actions that have already been created as well. Microsoft's plugin registration tool currently supports this.

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  2. Support deploying to CRM by providing an API that would support using from a command line or from a .Net app.

    Should be able to call an API to publish a crm asset or plugin/workflow assembly to the CRM organization taking into account all the XrmToolkit configuration information.

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    The initial version of this has been released in v5. It supports merging (ILMerge) of plugin assemblies and publishing them to CRM. A future release will include the ability to deploy other assets, ie web resources etc.

  3. Remember 'DO NOT LINK' option and allow link option/target to be changed

    I use 3rd party libraries with intellisense files and need to be able to permanently mark these as not linked to CRM.

    In other instances I need to be able to correct the link eg. created a new instance instead of linking to an existing instance in CRM or vice versa.

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  4. Add Entity Metadata and Lookup values as Javascript Class

    Create Javascript/Typescript classes containing entity metadata and lookup values that can be added to a Form and referenced for intellisense.

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  5. Support for solution packager to extract files into the project

    Add support for solution packager to extract files into the project after a publish to CRM - make it optional during a publish. Currently this would need to be done via creating build scripts and updating the targets. It would be nice if this was built in to CRM Solution Manager and could be controlled by the UI.

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  6. New Project Type for Ribbons

    What I heavily miss in CRM Solution Manager is support for customizing Ribbon/Commandbars of MSCRM.

    There are some Point/Click tools in the CRM community available which does the job of customizing of ribbon/commandbar more or less well, but they have all there pros and cons and nonone covers the full scope, what is possible.

    In my mind people customizing & developing with CRM Solution Manager have full and substantial CRM Developer knowledge in my opinion including XML and XSLT-Technologies.

    So my prososal is very simple:
    1. Please create a new Project Type Ribbons/Commandbars
    2. Implement Menu Items for export/import/publish "RibbondiffXML"…

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    Thank you for submitting this suggestion. Implementing what you suggest is not a simple task and we have other higher priority items currently planned. With that in mind we have no immediate plans to provide this functionality. That being said, we will certainly monitor the number of votes that this receives and perhaps reconsider this at a later date.

  7. add javascript calls to crm forms

    Provide the ability to add javascript calls to crm forms directly from visual studio.

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  8. extract interface from class with comments

    When you want to create an interface for a class you can use the helper "extract interface" on the class definition. This does not copy the leading comments used with tools such as Swagger; i.e. the comment block created with the three forward slashes ///

    For example:

        /// <summary>
    
    /// Configuration manager
    /// </summary>
    protected readonly IConfigurationKeyManager _configurationKeyManager;

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  9. Generate POCO or DTO early binding classes

    Generate POCO or DTO early binding classes which do not have any references to the SDK. Any 1:n relationships are created as Property LIST<MyEntity>. Any Optionsets are generated as enums in separate file so there are no duplicates (i.e. status and statusReason ). The ability for these POCO classes to then generate an XSD without error. At run time AutoMapper could map from POCO to ProxyClasses

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  10. Execute publish and connection in parallel

    Connecting to online instances of D365 can be a little slow so waiting for this step to complete before compiling and then uploading assembly/code is time consuming. I suggesting starting the connection attempt and building the project (plugin) at the same time, once they are both complete, upload. This will save 10-15 seconds per publish which happens a ton of times over the course of a work day.

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  11. Publishing loader message pop-up is shifted to the right of the screen instead of center of screen

    Hi Team,
    I have updated to the latest version of xrmtoolkit from version 5.1.0.0
    Publishing loader message pop-up is shifted to the right of the screen instead of center of screen. Although minor but could be corrected in the upcoming versions.
    Thanks,
    Anubhav

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  12. Easily update all proxy classes

    Currently, there is no easy way to update all the existing proxy classes (with their respective option sets). Right now I have to select all the class files in the solution explorer, right click, then click 'CRM -> Regenerate...'

    Maybe there could be an option group called 'Proxy Classes' in the context menu for the project where you can either add proxy classes or regenerate all

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  13. Add CalculateRollup function to early binding of a rollup field.

    It would be great if I could Execute a CalculateRollupRequest if the field is a rollup field. Currently I have to extend the proxy class and so I could call the function. It could work similar to how lookup fields can RetrieveProxy<T> i.e. contactRecord.new_rollupfield.Rollup(OrganizationService) would execute the function.

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  14. Add Entity Metadata Repository Instead of hardcoded metadata information inside proxy classes, it would be awesome to provide this informati

    Add Entity Metadata Repository
    Instead of hardcoded metadata information inside proxy classes, it would be awesome to provide this information inside a repository.

    Something like:

    var entityRepositoryItem = MetadataRepository.GetEntity(param entity);
    var attributeItem = entityRepositoryItem.GetAttribute(string name);

    Console.WriteLine(attributeItem.Max Length);
    Console.WriteLine(attributeItem.Logicalname);
    ...

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  15. Enhance the Picklist Attribute Intellisense Feature to use a constant to represent the numeric value for the SetValue method.

    The current intellisense feature for picklist attribute will generate something like this.
    Xrm.Page.getAttribute("new_dropdownfield").setValue(912210002);

    The value 912210002 makes it less readable for future maintenance. A suggestion is to rather do the following.
    Xrm.Page.getAttribute("newdropdownfield").setValue(PicklistAOption1);

    Define PicklistA_Option1 in the same file automatically or in an enumerations.js file that can be include.
    As part of the Web Resource Minification remove this reference.

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  16. Have an option to automatically disable work flows when publishing new ones

    Straight forward instead of manually having to deactivate all of these workflows. Maybe there's a way to remotely deactivate them publish and reactivate them.

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  17. Add unit testing mock ability

    Add the ability to easily create/test plugins and other code. Something similar to https://github.com/daryllabar/XrmUnitTest or https://dynamicsvalue.com/home

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  18. More verbose publishing errors

    When publishing, there is just generic errors. It should be specific to the file if that's possible.

    Otherwise someone would have to go through each file individually to figure out which is the culprit. (time consuming, especially if there are many resources)

    Example:

    [XrmToolkit v5.1.0.0] -- <Error> -- 07/09/2017 1:56:19 PM -- Errors were encountered during the publish process:

    Errors:
    Unable to update the file in CRM: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    Unable to update the file in CRM: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    Unable to update the file in…

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  19. Add a method to proxy classes to lookup option set values via string

    It would be nice if the the ExtensionMethods or some other feature in the BaseProxyClass would return an option set value via text based on the [Description] in the enum. Perhaps this already exists but, I did not see it in the documentation.

    Something like
    OptionSetValue ov = new OptionSetValue(ExtensionMethods.GetOptionSetValue("Active"));

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  20. Support multi select of C# projects to publish all at once

    With a solution structure, where every plugin has an own visual studio project its very hard to publish multiple plugins at once. (e.g. when a method in the base class has been changed)
    Please support multi selection of C# projects, like on webresources by "Right click" > "CRM" > "Build and publish".

    Thanks,

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