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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Importing into Visual Studio

There will be times when SharePoint Designer is not going be able to do everything you need in a workflow. Fortunately your work is not lost; using SharePoint Designer 2010, you can save your workflow as a template that can be imported into Visual Studio 2010. Using the same method as described in the previous section you are able to export a workflow from SharePoint, and then import that workflow into Visual Studio. Use the following steps:

1. Open Visual Studio 2010 and from the file menu select new Project. Navigate to the SharePoint 2010 section and select the Import Reusable Workflow as the project template and give the file an appropriate name. Enter the URL of the site you want to deploy the workflow to and ...

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