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is it possible to export a SPD List associated workflow into a .wsp-Package for further editing in Visual Studio 2010? Since it is possible with reusable workflows i wanted to know whether it is possible with list associated workflows as well..

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This guy has explained it really well:… – Preeti V Sep 29 '15 at 19:13
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Out of the box, no, you can't save it as a template (wsp) that you can then edit in Visual Studion. However, you can still get to the XOML files that create it. By going through All Files>Workflows. With a lot of work, you can take these and pull them into Visual Studio to create a re-usable workflow from VS. This is not easy, though. Paul Schaeflein has a blog post here: with some of the steps, and you can always contact him via his new blog site: or on twitter to see if you can get more information.

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