In the previous post, we created a new Custom Workflow Activity and used it in a workflow.
Let’s look at how to debug one of these.
Open the Plugin Registration Tool (PRT) and select Install Profiler:
This may take a few minutes. Once installed, you will see the Plugin Profiler at the bottom of the list:
Right-click it and select Start Profiling Workflow:
Find your workflow in the list and click OK:
Now perform the action that runs the workflow custom activity. I.e. in our case we have a workflow running on saving the account with the city field populated.
Once complete, expand Plug-in Profiler to find your profile and click Unregister:
Now from the top, select Replay Plug-in Execution:
Select the assembly of the custom workflow assembly project
Now, jump over to your Visual Studio project for the custom workflow, select Debug then Attach to Process:
Find the PluginRegistrationTool and click Attach:
Add a breakpoint in the Execute method:
Back in the Plugin Registration Tool, click Start Execution:
The breakpoint is hit, and you can start debugging: