SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action
Phil Wicklund
  • February 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182719
  • 360 pages
  • printed in black & white

Covers all aspects of SharePoint workflows.

Wayne Ewington, Microsoft

You can use SharePoint 2010 workflows to transform a set of business processes into working SharePoint applications. For that task, a power user gets prepackaged workflows, wizards, and design tools, and a programmer benefits from Visual Studio to handle advanced workflow requirements.

SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action is a hands-on guide for workflow application development in SharePoint. Power users are introduced to the simplicity of building and integrating workflows using SharePoint Designer, Visio, InfoPath, and Office. Developers will learn to build custom processes and use external data sources. They will learn about state machine workflows, ASP.NET forms, event handlers, and much more. This book requires no previous experience with workflow app development.

Table of Contents show full

preface

acknowledgments

about this book

about the title

about the cover illustration

Part 1 Introduction to SharePoint workflows

1. SharePoint workflows for your business processes

1.1. What is a workflow?

1.2. How does SharePoint help?

1.3. SharePoint as a technology platform

1.4. Workflow-enabled SharePoint objects

1.5. Out-of-the-box SharePoint workflows

1.6. Tools for building custom SharePoint workflows

1.7. New workflow functions

1.8. Building custom workflow solutions

1.9. Real-world examples

1.10. Summary

2. Your first workflow

2.1. Planning and preparing for your workflow

2.2. Implementing a workflow

2.3. Maintaining workflow instances

2.4. Additional out-of-the-box workflows

2.5. Summary

Part 2 No-code SharePoint workflows

3. Custom Designer workflows

3.1. Introduction to SharePoint Designer workflows

3.2. Components of a SharePoint Designer workflow

3.3. Creating your first SharePoint Designer workflow

3.4. Summary

4. Task processing in SharePoint Designer workflows

4.1. SharePoint Designer task actions

4.2. Custom task processes in SharePoint Designer workflows

4.3. Summary

5. Advanced SharePoint Designer workflows

5.1. SharePoint Designer workflow templates

5.2. Customizing the out-of-the-box workflows

5.3. Workflow actions for document sets

5.4. Workflow actions and conditions for security

5.5. External data in a SharePoint Designer workflow

5.6. Summary

6. Custom Visio SharePoint workflows

6.1. Introducing Visio workflows

6.2. Building a Visio workflow

6.3. Importing a Visio workflow into SharePoint Designer

6.4. Publishing and Visio Graphic Services

6.5. Summary

7. Custom form fundamentals

7.1. Tools used to build custom forms

7.2. Customizing out-of-the-box forms with InfoPath

7.3. Publishing a template to a form library

7.4. Publishing a template to a content type

7.5. Mapping form data to columns

7.6. Forms in SharePoint Designer workflows

7.7. Summary

Part 3 Custom-coded SharePoint workflows

8. Custom Visual Studio workflows

8.1. Introducing Visual Studio workflows

8.2. Building a sequential workflow

8.3. Building a state machine workflow

8.4. Importing an SPD Workflow into Visual Studio

8.5. Summary

9. Forms in Visual Studio workflows

9.1. Adding .NET code to an InfoPath form

9.2. Programmatically retrieving form data from within a workflow

9.3. InfoPath forms in Visual Studio workflow

9.4. ASP.NET forms in Visual Studio workflows

9.5. Summary

10. Workflows and task processes

10.2. Custom task edit forms

10.3. Summary

11. Custom workflow activities and conditions

11.1. Building custom leaf activities

11.2. Building custom composite activities

11.3. Publishing activities to SharePoint Designer

11.4. Building custom conditions for SharePoint Designer

11.5. Summary

12. A bag of workflow developer tricks

12.1. Fault handling and debugging workflows

12.2. Versioning workflows

12.3. Building workflow event receivers

12.4. Pluggable workflow services

12.5. SharePoint workflow object model

12.6. Summary

index

© 2014 Manning Publications Co.

About the book

SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action is a hands-on guide for workflow application development in SharePoint. Power users are introduced to the simplicity of building and integrating workflows using SharePoint Designer, Visio, InfoPath, and Office. Developers will learn to build custom processes and use external data sources. They will learn about state machine workflows, ASP.NET forms, event handlers, and much more. This book requires no previous experience with workflow app development.

What's inside

  • Out-of-the-box and custom workflows
  • How to integrate external data
  • Advanced forms with InfoPath and ASP.NET
  • External events with pluggable workflow services
  • Custom workflow actions and conditions
  • Model your business process in Visio

About the author

As a SharePoint consultant and trainer for RBA Consulting, Phil Wicklund has implemented countless workflows. He is a frequent speaker at SharePoint conferences and he blogs at www.philwicklund.com.


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