Custom e-mail content in a SingleTask activity in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

When creating a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio 2013 you might want to assign a task to a person involved in the workflow. This can easily be done by using the built-in SingleTask activity. Here is an example of such an activity:

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Enable Workflow Manager 1.0 in a SP2013 development environment

Preparations:

  • The Workflow Service and Service Bus can be run as the farm account, but it is recommended to use specific accounts for these services. I created the following to accounts in my Active Directory:¬†wfService (for the workflow service) and sbService (for the service bus)
  • The installation must be done with a user that has local administration rights and the sysadmin role on the database.

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