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Getting list details(of the associated list with workflow) in custom workflow

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi, I have a custom workflow developed,i have made it available to designer (in actions). From the designer i will be applying this as an action to a list and set this workflow to start on new item adding. Now,what i want is in the custom activity(workflow) code(developed in visual studio 2010) I need the list deatils(such as guid) on which the workflow is attached in designer, also need to get the item which triggered the workflow to run. What can be done for this, Can dependecy property work,but i dont want the user to set a list name as a custom property,sicne the workflow is going to be applied by client through designer. Can i use some other dependency property like getting the context or something?


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