Chapter 8. Custom Visual Studio workflows

This chapter covers

  • Introducing Visual Studio workflows
  • Creating a sequential workflow
  • Creating a state machine workflow
  • Importing a SharePoint Designer workflow into Visual Studio

Using Visual Studio to build your custom SharePoint workflows enables you to build complex workflows. The possibilities are limitless. With Visual Studio, you write your workflows from scratch, even though you use the Windows Workflow Foundation architecture.

Visual Studio isn’t a new tool for SharePoint 2010. In fact, it was first released in 1997 under the name of Visual Studio 97, well before SharePoint even existed. This was Microsoft’s first attempt at having one development environment for many languages (C++, ...

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