Subscribe to SDK assembly updates using NuGet

.NET SDK assemblies and some command-line tools are available through a software distribution website called nuget.org. Use of NuGet packages in your application project enables you to keep your project up-to-date with the latest releases of the SDK assemblies and tools. Visual Studio has supported this capability since version 2010 and there is even a standalone NuGet client for those developers that don’t develop in Visual Studio. Another advantage of using NuGet packages in your projects is that assembly references and dependencies are automatically taken care of for you. NuGet packages are available for Common Data Service as well as for earlier versions of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.

Where to find the NuGet SDK packages

The NuGet SDK are found under the crmsdk profile. These are the official Common Data Service packages. Select any package in the list to navigate to the package details page. The following are the current NuGet packages relevant for Common Data Service.

Package Description
Microsoft.CrmSdk.CoreAssemblies Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll and Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll assemblies plus tools
Microsoft.CrmSdk.CoreTools Contains the SDK tools authored by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 team.
Microsoft.CrmSdk.Deployment Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Deployment.dll assembly
Microsoft.CrmSdk.Outlook Contains the Microsoft.Crm.Outlook.dll assembly
Microsoft.CrmSdk.WebApi.Samples.HelperCode C# helper code authored by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Developer documentation team. This code is for use with the Web API. These classes provide web service authentication for both on-premises and online deployments, error handling, and connection string configuration. These classes are used in our Web API samples
Microsoft.CrmSdk.Workflow Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Workflow.dll assembly
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.CoreAssembly Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector assembly
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.CrmConnector.PowerShell Contains the assemblies for Xrm.Tooling.Connector Powershell
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.PackageDeployment.PowerShell Contains the assemblies for Package Deployer Powershell
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.PackageDeployment.Wpf Contains the Dynamics 365 Package Deployer
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.PackageDeployment Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.PackageDeployment.CrmPackageExtentionBase.dll assembly
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.PluginRegistrationTool Contains the Plugin Registration Tool required to manage Plugin assemblies,Workflow assemblies,Virtual Entitles, and Service endpoints for Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.WpfControls Contains the Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.CrmConnectControl.dll, Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Ui.Styles.dll, and Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.WebResourceUtility.dll assemblies

How to install a package in your project

For information about installing NuGet packages into your project, see Managing NuGet Packages Using the Dialog.

Download Tools from Nuget

You can download tools used in development from NuGet using the powershell script found in this topic: Download tools from NuGet

See also

NuGet Documentation
Installing NuGet