Dependent assemblies for plug-ins

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jul 31, 2022 To be announced

Business value

Support for dependent assemblies with Microsoft Dataverse plug-ins allows developers to be more productive by leveraging capabilities provided by additional assemblies.

Feature details

Microsoft Dataverse plug-in developers have long used an unsupported capability provided by the ILMerge utility to combine a plug-in assembly plus any needed dependent assemblies together into a single .NET assembly. The resulting assembly can be registered with the web service to extend the Dataverse business logic.

The dependent assemblies capability provides a supported way for developers to include additional dependent assemblies along with the plug-in assembly when registering a plug-in with Microsoft Dataverse.

See also

Dependent Assembly plug-ins preview (docs)