Side chaining Elements 9

Hi, I am aware that Cubase has disabled side chaining in Elements 9 but wanted to know If this also applies to third party plugins or whether the internal “sends” have been crippled to avoid any kind of link? I tried a couple of freeware and a demo 64bit side chain compressor but although the plugin seemed to function there was no way of sending a signal via the send commands on any channel.
I am assuming that Steinberg has made sure that sends cannot be sent to a third party either? Just wanted to clarify the situation so no more needless searches for that elusive plugin If all of them are ignored!

VST3 sidechaining is not available.

Thanks for clarifying that! OH well :cry: