Dependent assemblies for plug-ins


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Plug-in developers can now include additional dependent assemblies along with their plug-in assemblies when registering a plug-in on the Microsoft Dataverse server. This makes developers more productive because they can leverage helper libraries that they may use in other projects.

Feature details

Plug-in developers have long used an unsupported capability provided by the ILMerge utility to combine a plug-in assembly plus any needed dependent assemblies together into a single .NET assembly that can be registered with Microsoft Dataverse to extend the Dataverse business logic.

The dependent assemblies capability provides a supported way for developers to include additional dependent assemblies along with the plug-in assembly when registering a plug-in with Microsoft Dataverse.