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Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System by David Mann

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Chapter 6. Building a Workflow with Visual Studio 2005

In Chapter 4 we built a workflow using the SharePoint Designer. It gave us a nice, wizard-based approach to creating our custom workflow. That tool will suffice for many situations, including

  • Building basic workflows from the provided actions and conditions

  • Quickly creating and deploying workflows on a single list or library

  • Allowing power users to create their own workflows

But what if your needs are more complicated? What if you need to have more control over your workflow processing, or deploy that workflow to more than one site? For these and many other scenarios, you're going to need a full developer platform. Rather than creating a whole new tool, Microsoft has opted instead to simply extend ...

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