Dynamics 365 – Developer Toolkit & Extensions for VS2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit and Dynamics CRM & 365 Developer Extensions are great Dynamics 365 development accelerators available in the Visual Studio Marketplace. Still, these tools are not compatible with Visual Studio 2017, which is the latest release of VS. This is a workaround that you can make use of these tools with Visual Studio 2017.

Dynamics 365 Developer Extensions is a great replacement for Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit, steps of the workaround has been given below for both the tools.

Step 1: Download  Toolkit or Extensions from following links.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=DynamicsCRMPG.MicrosoftDynamicsCRMDeveloperToolkit

Dynamics CRM & 365 Developer Extensions

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=JLattimer.DynamicsCRMDeveloperExtensions

Step 2: Extract the .vxis file as follows.

Extracting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit vxix file

DT1

Extracting Dynamics CRM & 365 Developer Extensions vxix file

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Step 3: Exact the .vxis file as follows.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit

Open extension.vsixmanifest in a text editor and change the following;

 

Change version 11.0,14.0 to 11.0,15.0 as follows:

 

Dynamics CRM & 365 Developer Extensions

Open extension.vsixmanifest in a text editor and change the following;

Change version 11.0,14.0 to 11.0,15.0 as follows:

Step 4: Exact the .vxis file as follows.

Zip all the files in the folders and change the zip file name and the extension back.

E.g.

Microsoft.CrmDeveloperTools.vsix

CRMDeveloperExtensions_v1.3.4.1.vsix

Step 5: Install vsix files

During the installation it will ask a question as follows. Just click on “Yes” and continue.

InstallDynamicsTools

Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit\Extensions displayed under Visual Studio Extensions and Updates.

Extensions_and_Updates

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