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Workflow guidance

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I have a fairly typical .NET3.5 C# web app which selects, inserts and updates data in SQL.

I need to add a simple workflow element and do not want to use WF or any other thrird party apps, I would like to create my own. I would like to create a simple database to manage this workflow i.e. tblWorkFlow, tblWorkFlowTasks etc I would then have a scheduled Winforms app that would run every minute to check the status of these records and send out emails accordingly.

So, although I know what I need and it looks quite straightforward? I was wondering if anyone had any similar examples that I could use as a basis for this app?

Any help appreciated!

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