IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding Workflow Designer common dialog boxes
A workflow scenario: document approval
A workflow scenario: newsletters
Earlier chapters familiarized you with general Windows Workflow Foundation and SharePoint workflow concepts and introduced you to SharePoint Designer's Workflow Designer and the SharePoint administrative options for workflows. Until now, SharePoint Designer capabilities for designing workflows have been explored in a more generic way to help you understand the complete picture of where SharePoint Designer workflows fit into the larger SharePoint Workflow infrastructure.
This chapter, however, primarily focuses on SharePoint Designer's Workflow Designer capabilities and options for developing advanced workflows declaratively for SharePoint Web sites. Workflow Designer allows you to perform a number of workflow-related tasks by using conditions and actions. Conditions and actions are just predefined custom workflow activities that are installed on the SharePoint server during initial setup and installation. Workflow Designer provides the user interface to declaratively use these conditions and actions to write workflow files, associate them with SharePoint lists and libraries, and then deploy them to SharePoint sites. These workflow files are then compiled at runtime and executed when the first instance of the workflow is asked to run.
The user interface to configure these conditions and actions is mostly ...