In my previous article on "SharePoint Workflow Actions for Designer in Visual Studio" I discussed how to create and deploy a custom workflow action to use in the SharePoint designer.In this article I’m going to discussed how you can use the added action in the SharePoint Designer.
First open your site in the SharePoint Designer and create new workflow as shown in following figure.
Then select the SharePoint list that the workflow should attached to and selects the start option of the workflow as following figure.
Now you can find the newly deployed custom action in the "Extras" category. Chose it and click the "Add" button. Then you have to specify the parameters if your custom action asked for them as follow.
Now everything is done and you can test your work flow. To do this, go to selected list and click on the arrow appear when you put the mouse on title of a list item. Then select the "Workflows" option.
Follow my article on "SharePoint Workflow Actions for Designer in Visual Studio" to learn how to create and deploy a custom workflow action to use in the SharePoint designer.