Export a SharePoint Designer workflow to Visual Studio in SharePoint 2010


Export a SharePoint Designer workflow to Visual Studio in SharePoint 2010

Common situation when designing workflow is that you start to design workflow in SharePoint Designer and then you want to add some code in Visual Studio. In the following example, I will go through the procedure to create a workflow in SharePoint Designer and then open it and deploy it from Visual Studio. Let’s start by creating a reusable workflow in
SharePoint Designer scl4
Enter the workflow information scl5
and then just implement one step to set the document status to approve: scl6
Next, in order to be able to reuse it in all the sites from site collection in SharePoint, publish the workflow globally: scl17
Save the workflow and then Save it as a template : scl8
You should see the confirmation : scl7
 Now, if you go to the Site Library, you will see this: scl9
 Save the .wsp localy and then, open Visual Studio and choose to import a workflow: scl10 You can deploy it as a sandbox: scl11
and select your .wsp and all the elements included in the .wsp: image
Wait for importation to be completed: scl12
Then deploy the solution: scl13
If you have already saved it in SharePoint Designer, you will have a conflict and see this: image
 Just select Resolve Automatically to delete the workflow deployed by SharePoint Designer. From the website, you should now see that the feature corresponding to this workflow is activated: scl14 Then add the workflow on a document library: scl16
Then, start a workflow on a document: scl18
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