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This is SharePoint 2007. I created a custom workflow activity in Visual Studio 2008 (using this and a few other blogs as a reference). I deployed it properly, I think. I can go into SharePoint Designer 2007 and see my action in the list of available actions. But when I click it and press Add, nothing happens.

I've used samples I've found as well as simplifying the code in my activity as much as possible. It doesn't change anything. So I don't think it's my code there, but it's hard to say.

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I would love to see an answer to this. I am having the same issue with SPD 2010 –  Mike T Jun 28 '11 at 23:54

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Do you have multiple web front ends? Did you do an iisreset? I've seen similar behavior when it wasn't installed on all WFEs with a farm wide reset.

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No, just one front end. I have done iisresets. That doesn't seem to help. I've also changed the name of the assembly in the .actions file and am able to break it - SPD will tell me that the assembly wasn't found. So I know it's at least seeing the assembly. But I found it won't error if I use a class name that I know doesn't exist. –  Anonymous Sep 21 '10 at 14:47

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