Month: October 2010

Visio 2010 does not show option to create SharePoint 2010 Workflows

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I’ve installed the Visio 2010 Professional and tried to design SharePoint 2010 workflow. Surprisingly, i did not get the option to design SharePoint 2010 workflow.

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I’ve learnt that Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 does not support designing SharePoint 2010 workflows. The solution is to upgrade to Visio Premium 2010 to get the SharePoint Workflow 2010 templates.

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Worklow activities not supported by SharePoint 2010

Home | SharePoint Workflow | Worklow activities not supported by SharePoint 2010

For the past few days i’m exploring more into the Worklow Development with SharePoint 2010. I’ve developed applications using Windows Workflow Foundation in the past. Based on that i tried to compare whether the SharePoint workflow framework delivers all the capabilities offered by Windows Workflow foundation. I’ve learnt that the following activities are not supported . 

Activity

Description

InvokeWebService

Invokes a web service from workflow

InvokeWorkflow

Invokes another workflow

Policy

Stores the definition and execution logic of a RuleSet

Receive Activity

Exposes workflow as WCF service

WebServiceInput

Used for exposing workflow as web service

WebServiceOutput

Used for exposing worklow as web service

WebServiceFault

Sends a fault from workflow to web service

Send Activity

Connects to WCF end point

Suspend

Suspends the execution fo Workflow

Throw

Raises exception in workflow

SynchronizationScope

Synchronizes the execution

TransactionScope

Groups activities inot a transaction scope

Compensate

Undo or componesate  work that was previously done

CompensatableTransaction

Uses compensation logc

CompensatbleSequence

Same purpose as compensate activity

 Even though these activities get listed in Visual Studio Toolbox, they are not suppored in SharePoint Workflows

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