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What project type does the source code require?

Dec 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Hi! I am trying to open the source code (crmcustomemails-36537) in Visual Studio 2013. I cannot open the project DXTools.CRM.Solutions.CustomEmails.Workflows. I get the following message:

DXTools.CRM.Solutions.CustomEmails.Workflows\DXTools.CRM.Solutions.CustomEmails.Workflows.csproj: The application which this project type is based on was not found. Please try this link for further information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=299083&projecttype=089D5B2A-9C2F-4B6D-9F7B-CFD25BB0B7F4

The link above just redirects me to a generic help page.

Can you tell me which project type I need to have installed in order to open this project? Thanks!
Dec 4, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Hi @ClausAppel

You need a Dynamics CRM Developer toolkit. It's released only for VS 2012, as you can see in the discussion here:

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/117/t/114939.aspx

With some workarounds, you can install it on VS 2013. I also did it, not sure though if everything is working as it should, as I haven't found where to create a zip package, but managed to recompile the dll-s which was enough for me to do some modifications.

Here're the steps to take (i'm not sure if that was the link I was using, but the guide seem to have similar steps):

http://torsteinutne.com/2014/03/24/getting-the-crm-developer-toolkit-to-work-with-visual-studio-2013/
Dec 4, 2014 at 1:27 PM
I'll try that. Thanks.
Dec 4, 2014 at 1:34 PM
You're right. I can open it in VS 2012 when I install CRM developer toolkit.

Would you add a note about this to the documentation? :) I suspect that others may encounter the same problem.
Dec 4, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Edited Dec 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM
ClausAppel wrote:
You're right. I can open it in VS 2012 when I install CRM developer toolkit.

Would you add a note about this to the documentation? :) I suspect that others may encounter the same problem.
I think it is a question to @rtebar, as he seems to be the owner of the project :)
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Dec 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Sorry guys for my late reply.

Thank you very much @napernik for answering the question from @ClausAppel, you spotted it.

I have some Xmas gifts :) I have included a new Development page describing the current question and also some more details about the development tools that have been used. But the best gift is the NEW RELEASE!, which provides CRM 2015 compatibility and some new cool features like ToString function to format dynamic fields. You can see more details in the release item, let me know if you want me to add more information in any area please.