Updating Plugins and Workflow Activities

When updating plugins or workflow activities, if you are adding input / output parameters, or changing the name or display, sometimes after updating, the changes do not take effect within the Dynamics Workflow editor.

Instead of having to stop and start services, did you know that the update can be triggered by changing the assembly version information before you update.

In Visual Studio, just edit the properties of your Workflow Project as outlined in the screenshots, increment the assembly version, and rebuild and deploy.  The change in version will be enough for Dynamics to refresh its cache for using the activity in the workflow designer.

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