Today we have published a new version of Workbox. Below is the list of changes made in the new version of Workbox.
New functionality extends existing usage of actions and states and makes designing of automatic workflows much easier.
Decision which outgoing action to perform is make based on conditions – when incoming action for decision is launched. If none of conditions are met then the last action if launched.
Filtered lookups was expanded
New functionalities allows you to:
Choose from elements collection returned by filtering; available options: First, Min, Max, All
Multiple sorting of returned collection
Save collection using provided separator
Launch workflow parameters
Allow you to initialize workflow variables when launching workflow. It works similar to launch action parameters. Useful when passing input parameters for workflows during:
Using Workbox network service to launch workflow
When using “Launch workflow action”
Workbox Designer is using Silverlight 4!
Building Workbox Designer with Silverlight 4 extends functionality and makes working with graphical designer much easier.
Value editing directly in form’s field
You can now change form field value by editing it directly on the form. To use lookups just click on icon placed on the right side of the field and choose one from history of lookups or create it from scratch.
Rich text box context menu
You can right-click in the rich text box and use a context menu to copy and paste text between designer windows as well as between Workbox and other applications. This functionality allows you to copy lookups as well.
Changing color scheme of Workbox Designer
You can choose one of predefined color schemes or define your own. You can set the following elements:
Actions – color of action, action name and icon (common color)
Workspace background color
Grid line color
“Add new role” icon color
Role and state highlight color
Panel with roles background color
Action indicators color
New fields for „Send E-mail” activity
Added new, not required fields for message recipients:
CC (carbon copy)
BCC (blind carbon copy)
„Run asynchronously” option for selected activities
Option is available for “Launch workflow” and “Launch action” activities.
Keyboard shortcuts inside Workbox Designer
CTRL+C – copy selected text to system clipboard
CTRL+X – cut selected text to system clipboard
CTRL+V – paste content from system clipboard
CTRL+Z – undo changes in form field
CTRL+Y – redo changes in form field
„Current Action Destination State’s Name” – new lookup for workflow states
You can find it in following path: Workflow Data > Workflow States.
Icon indicating using some activities in action
Over the arrow which shows action’s direction there is an icon which informs that there are following activities (or procedures with those activities):
Launch workflow action
Icon indicating using action execution conditions
When at least one action execution condition exists proper icon indicator appears.
Icon indicating existing of selftimer
If there is a selftimer defined using outgoing action for specific state – then that action gets an icon indicator.
New activity - „For each item”
Activity allows launching other activities or activity group for list items matching provided conditions. This solution simplifies iterating through all or selected items, returning information which were modified.
Also we have published new Workbox 2010 SDK - with lot of new features - this is Software Development Kit for Workbox 2010. It includes Web Services description, Object Model description, help on how to create activities and functions and Visual Studio sample projects.
In addition we have published new Windows Desktop Gadget for Workbox - This small application placed on Windows 7 / Vista desktop gives users immediate information about new workflow tasks waiting for them. User can monitor chosen SharePoint lists and launch workflow actions straight from the gadget without the need to log into SharePoint. The gadget allows defining up to 8 shortcuts to SharePoint lists with deployed workflows.
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