Default Element (WorkflowActions)
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Default Element (WorkflowActions)

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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The Default element is a container for other elements and has no definable attributes.


The Default element is only read from the default WSS.ACTIONS file and cannot be overridden with a custom .ACTIONS file.


When you create workflows using a declarative, code-free workflow editor, such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, the .ACTIONS file that is installed on the server is combined into a single list of items and displayed to the workflow editor. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 then searches for existing workflow conditions. If Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 finds a condition that is not represented by an entry in an .ACTIONS file, the Default element sentence is displayed for that condition.

The following XML demonstrates how to construct a Default element to make it visible to the workflow editor.

<WorkflowInfo Language="en-us">
   <Conditions And="and" Or="or" Not="not" When="If" Else="ElseIf">
              Name="Check if item in %1 is a complete order"
         <RuleDesigner Sentence="the file type is %1">
            <FieldBind ID=1 Field="_1_" Text="specific type" DesignerType="Type">
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