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PluginAssembly entity messages and methods

Applies To: CRM 2015 on-prem, CRM Online

A plug-in assembly represents an assembly that contains one or more plug-in or custom workflow activity types.

All users have read access to this entity. It is an unsafe practice to save logon credentials within this entity or within the assembly itself.

It is unsupported to create a plug-in assembly for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM assembly (Microsoft.Crm.*.dll or Microsoft.Xrm.*.dll) or to update or delete a system plug-in assembly. For more information, see Supported extensions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The schema name for this entity is PluginAssembly. To view the entity metadata for your organization, install the Metadata Browser solution described in Browse the metadata for your organization. You can also view the metadata for an uncustomized organization in the Excel file called EntityMetadata.xlsx included in the top-level folder of the SDK download.

The following table describes the messages for this entity, which you use with the IOrganizationService.Execute method.


Message Description


Creates a plug-in assembly. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Create method.


Deletes a plug-in assembly. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Delete method.


Retrieves a plug-in assembly. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Retrieve method.


Retrieves a collection of plug-in assemblies. You can also call the IOrganizationService.RetrieveMultiple method.


Updates a plug-in assembly. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Update method.

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
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