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I recently needed to install the CRM 2013 Toolkit for Visual Studio 2013, and the Virtual Machine I was installing on didn’t have Visual Studio 2012.
1. Extract the contents of CrmDeveloperToolsVS12_Installer.msi
2. Open a Command Prompt
3. Navigate to the extracted SDK folder e.g. C:\CRM-SDK\sdk\Tools\DeveloperToolkit\
4. Execute the command msiexec /a C:\CRM-SDK\sdk\tools\DeveloperToolkit\sdkCrmDeveloperToolsVS12_Installer.msi /qb TARGETDIR=C:\CRM-SDK\Toolkit
5. Navigate to the folder which you extracted the files
6. Open the Visual Studio folder
7. Open the archive file Microsoft.CrmDeveloperTools.vsix, or extract it to a sensible location
8. Then we need to edit the extension.vsixmanifest, and replace - InstalledByMsi=”true” with InstalledByMsi=”false”
9. We also need to replace all instances of - Version=”[11.0,12.0)" with: Version="[11.0,12.0]“ (notice the closing bracket has been changed from ) to ] )
10. Update the manifest file in the archive or repackage the extracted directory.
1. Double click to install the VSIX package Microsoft.CrmDeveloperTools.vsix
2. Click install
3. Then click close.
I'm currently performing these steps to install the Developer Toolkit, but I am currently getting stuck on installing the VSIXInstaller. After tying to run the installer, it will execute briefly then stop with the error VSIXInstaller.exe has stopped working. When debugging, I get 'An unhandled Microsoft .NET Framework exception occurred in VSIXInstaller.exe , further in the debugger it states: An unhandled exception of type 'System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException' occurred in mscorlib.dll.
Could you please advise on next steps?
Nice one Simon!! I have got this working with 2015 too and linked back to you. antonyellisdynamicscrm.wordpress.com/.../how-to-get-crm-developer-toolkit-working-with-visual-studio-2013
I am following the steps mentioned above to setup CRM Developer toolkit for Visual Studio 2013.
I am able to do the below steps:
1. Create New Project in Visual Studio
2. Connect to Dynamics CRM Server and to the correct Organisation and Solution. (Actually can even browse CRM entities in CRM Explorer)
After that I get the below error which I am not able to fix
“System.Exception: general exception (expection from HRESULT: 0x80131500) at EnvDTE100.Solution4.AddFromTemplate(String FileName, String Destination, String ProjectName, Boolean Exclusive) at Microsoft.CRMDeveloperTools.TemplateExtensions.CRMTemplateExtension.RunFinished()”
Will be helpful if you can help me with this issue please?
Hi Simon - thanks for this great post. Wondering if CRM 2013 SDK with VS2013 is compatible for CRM 2016? Thanks!
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