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RuleDesigner Element (WorkflowInfo)

Published: May 2010

Complex type element that contains information that is needed to render a workflow sentence in a declarative, code-free workflow editor, such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.


<RuleDesigner>
  <FieldBind>
    <Option>
    <DataSourceRef>

Attribute

Description

Sentence

Required text. Text displayed in the workflow editor that represents the workflow rule. The rule sentence can contain static text and also text that is dynamically generated at run time.

Variables can be embedded into the sentence using the notation %1, %2, and so on. Each variable maps to a FieldBind element Id. Then, during workflow design, the text that is displayed for these variables is the Text attribute of the FieldBind element.

The following XML demonstrates how to construct a RuleDesigner element so that it can be displayed in a code-free workflow editor.

<WorkflowInfo>
  <Conditions>…</Conditions>
  <Actions Sequential="then" Parallel="and">
    <Action Name="Update my custom SharePoint list"
            ClassName="CustomActivities.OrderListFunctions"
            Assembly="CustomActivities"
            Category="My Custom Actions"
            CreatesTask="true"
            CreatesInList="UpdateList"
            AppliesTo="all"
            ListModeration="false"
            UsesCurrentItem="true">
      <RuleDesigner Sentence="Update %1">
        <FieldBind Field="UpdateList"
                   Function="UpdateOrderList"
                   DesignerType="ChooseListItem"
                   ID="1"
                   Text="My Custom List">
        </FieldBind>
      </RuleDesigner>
      <Parameters>
        <Parameter Type="System.String, mscorlib"
                   Direction="In"
                   Name="UpdateList" />
      </Parameters>
    </Action>
  </Actions>
</WorkflowInfo>

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