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workflows in Visual Studio 2012

October 4, 2012 Leave a comment


Create a workflow using Visual Studio 2012


Visual Studio 2012 has SharePoint 2013 Preview workflow project types built in. To create a SharePoint workflow project in Visual Studio, follow these steps.

To create a workflow using Visual Studio

  1. Open Visual Studio 2012 and create a new project. In the New Project dialog box, choose TemplatesVisual C#Office SharePointSharePoint Solutions, andSharePoint 2013 Project, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 1. New Project dialog box



  2. With the project created, choose Add New Item on the Project menu, and then choose Workflow under the Office SharePoint item, as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 2. Add New Item dialog box



  3. After the workflow project is created, you are presented with a designer surface on which to create your workflow. The workflow development environment includes a custom toolbox with a large palette of workflow authoring elements.

    Figure 3. Visual Studio workflow authoring toolbox