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how to make DisplayName unique

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application


Is it possible to make DisplayName unique? I mean: There are a few custom activities (the same type) in one workflow. These custom activities should have unique DisplayNames.

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