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CodePlex Project Update: SharePoint Designer Workflow Extensions

A while ago, I wrote that I was trying to resurrect my old CodePlex project, SharePoint Designer Workflow Extensions.  That CodePlex project was developed for WSS/MOSS and adds a handful of utility type functions, such as “ToLower()”, “ToUpper()”, “Substring()” and so forth.  It even has a general purpose “call web service” style function.  You can read more about it here: http://paulgalvinsoldblog.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/sharepoint-designer-custom-activity-to-execute-user-defined-c-functions/.

I more or less abandoned it quite a while ago.  Ever since SharePoint 2010 came out, however, I’ve been meaning to look back at it and make it work in SP 2010.  Well, today, I did just that.  I haven’t updated the code to CodePlex yet. I want to educate myself on CodePlex conventions before I do that, but I did update the home page wiki for the project.

The wider and more interesting implication is that custom activities from WSS and MOSS seem to port over pretty easily, which is a (welcome) surprise to me.

Here’s what it looks like in SharePoint Designer when it’s working:



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