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SharePoint Document Workflow: Programmatically Creating a User Task


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The question that I get most often when I talk to developers about SharePoint Document Workflow is on Sending and Tracking tasks for the people participating in a document workflow.  So, in this 4th part of the series that I am doing on "Building Document Workflow" in SharePoint/MOSS 2007, I am demonstrating how to send a basic SharePoint Task with Visual Studio and at the end you will see how to connect an Outlook Client to the Portals Task List, so that a user can see the tasks within their Outlook desktop Client.

For the Source Code: Click here

For a High Resolution version: Click here (to go to my blog)

You can download the Freely Downloadable "Building Custom Document Workflow with MOSS with Visual Studio 2008" workshops (Developer Content) on my blog (www.sheltonblog.com) under the SharePoint Tag, or directly by clicking here.

My other SharePoint videos:

  • Enabling (incoming/outgoing) email for SharePoint/MOSS 2007 servers (Click here to see it)
  • Extracting document details from within a workflow (Click here to see it)
  • Extracting email addresses and sending emails (Click here to see it)
  • Programmatically Creating a User Task within a workflow (Click here to see it)
  • Programmatically Escalating an Overdue Task with Visual Studio (Click here to see it)
  • Building an Approval Workflow with SharePoint/MOSS 2007 and VS 2008 (Click here to see it)
  • Building a Multilevel Approval Workflow with SharePoint/MOSS 2007 and VS2008 (Click here to see it) 
  • Using Active Directory Search/Lookups within SharePoint Workflow's to find users (Click here to see it)

Note: If you have questions/comments, please leave them on my blog at this link, as I do not monitor this feedback URL.

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  • Greetings Robert, I was wondering, int the video you show how to connect outlook to a sharepoint task list, I did that but doing it allows me to see task that aren't assigned to me, is it possible to filter the task I export to Outlook to only show those assigned to the current user?, I know i can apply filters in outlook but it's not practical.


    Thanks in advance!.

  • Joseph OrjintaJoseph101 Shogun



    Is there a way to program an auto reminder in the SharePoint Workflow (say 1 hr to the expected delivery time) to inform the user that he/she has 1hr left to execute task. Especially when the user is always on Microsoft Outlook.


    Thanks in advance!

  • aungzawthantaungzawthant

    I have a problam with sharepoint. I want to alert to approver in workflow in sharepoint 2007.
    How do I do?
    Thanks a lots.

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