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Tried it and it can be built, but it fails in activation step:

I got the error:

Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature '2c63df2b-ceab-42c6-aeff-b3968162d4b1' for list template '4501' is not installed in this farm. The operation could not be completed.

What could it be? Are there any other workflow samples for SharePoint 2013 that actually work? It seems that this area is not well covered so far, and most of the "official" samples have some issues.

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Found it. It requires SharePoint Server 2013 and does not work on SharePoint Foundation.

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Oops, too bad it doesn't work with Foundation. Check out my answer here for some code: or… – Kit Menke Nov 15 '12 at 14:51
If you want to create SharePoint 2013 workflow action, you must have SharePoint Server 2013 installed with Workflow Manager as well.… – gradosevic Nov 16 '12 at 9:56
Hm... after looking at that link I think you can still build actions the old fashioned way. You just won't be able to use WWF4.. – Kit Menke Nov 16 '12 at 16:12
Already tried that. Solution can be built and deployed, it appears in SharePoint Designer's Actions and can be inserted and populated. However, when publishing such workflow I got the error like "System.Workflow.Activities" is obsolete, and workflow fails to deploy :( – gradosevic Nov 19 '12 at 9:08
Wow good to know. Thanks for doing the investigation. – Kit Menke Nov 19 '12 at 17:10

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