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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Unleashed by Rajya Bhaiya, Marc Wolenik, Damian Sinay

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Chapter 25: Plug-Ins

Overview of Plug-Ins

A plug-in is a .NET assembly that can be used to intercept events generated from the CRM system, to perform a variety of actions (previously referred to as callouts in earlier versions of CRM 3 and before). An example of event interception is an entity that will be created, updated, or deleted, and an action can be virtually anything. Some common plug-in uses might include

• Performing a complicated update routine on CRM entities and/or attributes when it might be impractical to use JavaScript

• Grabbing data from another ...

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