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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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);
    ...

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    2 votes
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  7. 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"));

    9 votes
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  8. Pretty print the sitemap xml

    ...so that when I commit it to source control, I can use standard diff tools to review changes

    4 votes
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  9. publish on Build instead of Save

    I tried using the option to auto-publish on Save, but I actually save a lot (because VS crashes hurt) and only want to incur the publish delay when things are in a particularly good state. In other development this is when I do a Build, and I do build my CRM client scripts (Typescript ftw), so my ideal would be for a build to publish files changed since the previous build. Slightly less ideal but still good: publish all of the project's checked-out files. Worst case, manually flagging files to publish works, too.

    5 votes
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  10. Feature comparison

    I would like to see a feature comparison of your product vs other tools/SDK options available

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  11. Support for CRM Developer Toolkit Packaging project

    I know there is a ton of overlap between the CRM Solution Manager and the CRM Developer Toolkit.

    If I develop a solution that has a Packaging project from the developer toolkit, I can ensure other CRM developer can deploy customizations. The only problem is that I can't right click an Web Resource in the Packaging project and quickly publish to CRM using the CRM Solution Manager.

    10 votes
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  12. Editor to allow bulk editing of entity attributes

    Grid-like editor to allow bulk editing of attributes. Also allow editing all aspects of individual attributes. Allow pushing all changes to CRM at one time after all edits have been made.

    30 votes
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