My friend Nirnay Patel has a really useful post about titled CRM 2011 Plugin Messages. I have to agree that a CombBox would be a lot more helpful than an AutoFill TextBox for the Plugin Message List. Once you’re familiar with the tool it’s not a big deal but when you’re new to it, its not exactly intuitive. In any case, the SDK provides the source code for the MSCRM PluginRegistrationTool.
I thought it was a pretty good suggestion and was bored, so I went ahead and made the change. I left the AutoFillTextBox in place and just made some quick tweaks (it’s not optimal by any means but gets the job done). The ComboBox sits next to it so there’s no loss of functionality – but if you find it awkward, just remove it. In any case, if you want it, here you go:
Just download the files, copy them over yours (make a backup copy of your files if you don’t have one already – or better yet make sure you have the PluginRegistrationTool in source control) and compile it. It’s Microsoft’s code initially and all credit goes to them – this is just a suggested modification to the PluginRegistrationTool. There are quite a few other changes you will likely want to make but that’s for another discussion.
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