Use XRM tooling with classes generated using the code-generation tool


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

The Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector assembly doesn’t directly provide interfaces for the entity and data context classes generated using the code-generation tool. However, you can use the Microsoft Dynamics 365 connection created by the CrmServiceClient class to set up your entity and data context classes by using the code-generation tool. More information: Create early bound entity classes with the code generation tool (CrmSvcUtil.exe)

To use the Dynamics 365 connection created by the CrmServiceClient class, create a connection to Dynamics 365 by using an instance of this class, and then set the value of the OrganizationServiceProxy object to the CrmServiceClient.OrganizationServiceProxy property.

CrmServiceClient crmSvc = new CrmServiceClient(new System.Net.NetworkCredential("<UserName>", "<Password>",“<Domain>”),"<Server>", "<Port>", "<OrgName>");

// Verify that you are connected.
if (crmSvc != null && crmSvc.IsReady)
    //Display the CRM version number and org name that you are connected to
    Console.WriteLine("Connected to CRM! (Version: {0}; Org: {1}", 
    crmSvc.ConnectedOrgVersion, crmSvc.ConnectedOrgUniqueName);

    Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client.OrganizationServiceProxy prox = crmSvc.OrganizationServiceProxy; 
    // Display the last error.
    Console.WriteLine("Error occurred: {0}", crmSvc.LastCrmError);

    // Display the last exception message if any.



The OrganizationServiceProxy class isn’t thread safe. While working with the entity and data context classes generated by using the code-generation tool or using .NET Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) to retrieve data, you might consider creating a locking scheme in your code if it runs in a multithreaded environment.

See Also

Use the Organization Service to read and write data or metadata
Build Windows client applications using the XRM tools

Microsoft Dynamics 365

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