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Workflow state change

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application

Based on the workflow status, I want to directly move the workflow instance to one particular state. In .NET 3.5 State machine workflow, we have an option to move the specific state from initial using SetState option.

Currently I am developing a workflow as a Workflow services (.NET 4.0) using flowchart with send receive activity.

Is there any way to move the workflow to particular state?

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I have a scenario where i need to develop a 6 stage approval workflow(sequential) using WWF and depoly it to sharepoint. Everythigns fine till here.

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