HOW TO: Develop a workflow code activity in SharePoint 2013

This post is a contribution from Raghavendra B Nanjaiah, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. First part is to create our code activity and let the Workflow Manager and SharePoint 2013 know about it. 1. In VS 2012, click New Project, Workflow and choose Activity Library. 2. Delete the declarative Activity1.xaml from the…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture (Case Study) – Part 4

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. This first case that I am going to talk about is a real customer’s issue.  The symptom is very typical and it’s just that the workflow is not creating the next task when the previous one was…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 3

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 2

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 1

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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Workflow name in workflow history list

This blog post is a contribution from Balaji Sadasivan, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Issue In order to audit workflows, we require to see the name of the workflow in the history list. Cause Currently the workflow history has no provision to show the workflow name. Workaround Create a new workflow history…

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HOW TO: Create a custom ASPX association and initiation forms for Visual Studio Workflow

This post is a contribution from Himani Sharma, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Requirement You want to use custom Association and Initiation forms with your Visual Studio workflows. InfoPath forms do not fulfill your requirement due to the limitation they pose in terms of controls available in browser enabled forms. Hence you’d…

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HOW TO: Programmatically set/pass WorkflowContext from a Visual Studio workflow to a custom workflow action in SharePoint 2010

This post is a contribution from Himani Sharma, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Scenario: You have a workflow custom action that you’d like to be used in SharePoint 2010 workflow.  This activity uses Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowActions.WorkflowContext to obtain WorkflowContext and hence use the workflow instance specific properties like ItemId, ListId, TaskListGuid, WorkflowInstanceId etc., Analysis:…

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