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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design by Mahender Pal

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Understanding plugins in Microsoft CRM 2011

Now we have customized Microsoft CRM 2011, so let's create a plugin to implement our custom business logic. Microsoft CRM 2011 provides us with the functionality to implement our custom business logic in terms of a .NET assembly. We can consume Microsoft CRM APIs in .NET to access Microsoft CRM context information and impose our business logic.

Plugin execution pipeline

We can register a plugin on specific events, and it will execute an event framework based on the message pipeline execution model. We can register the plugin in the following modes:

  • Asynchronous mode
  • Synchronous mode

So the event pipeline executes a plugin in asynchronous mode or synchronous mode. If the plugin is registered in asynchronous ...

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