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How do I deploy a Sharepoint 2010 Custom Workflow Activity that is only required in Visual Studio?

Posted on 2014-09-05
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Hello,

I am currently building a custom Email Activity (using Visual Studio 2010 | Framework 3.5) and am having issues with it displaying in the toolbox (with functionality enabled).  None of the Properties are displaying.

For the moment I am not interested in presenting to SharePoint Designer.  So can I Build | Deploy without an ACTIONS file?

I have no problem building the solution, but cannot deploy (I realise I may not be able to that yet because of permissions).  Once I can deploy, and IF I do that with Visual Studio (deploy) will this automatically add the DLL to the GAC and update the web.config (as an authorised Type) or do I need to these steps manually?

Are there ANY steps I am missing?  Do I still need to add a Features Receiver (Add | Retract)

Cheers

CB
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I have resolved this myself.

The Properties were not displaying due to how I had applied some attributes to the Dependency Properties.

For example, where I used the Browsable attribute across some of the Properties, I was using the shortname version in some and the fully qualified name in others...

i.e.
Browsable
BrowsableAttribute

Once I stuck to one format (BrowsableAttribute) and re-built | re-deployed the solution, I was able to add the custom activity to my workflow templates.

Can I claim the points for solving my own problem?
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