Thanks for the pointer Ryan, however, I still can't open the solution after installing SharePoint tools for VS 2005 or 2008 (I am using VS 2008 as well). I will take a look at your solution.
What I am trying to accomplish is to create a custom SharePoint designer workflow that would allow users with read only permission to click a button on a page which triggers a workflow that would simply create an item on a predefined list. I tried using
the OOB SharePoint designer create list item workflow activity but I would get access denied error when I try to start the workflow using a user with read only permission on the site. I had to grant the user contribute permission on the page where the button
is located, the workflow tasks list, as well as the target list where the item gets created in order to start the workflow successfully.
Would you happen to know an easier way of getting by the permission issue with SP designer workflows or is creating a custom activity my only option? If it is the latter, I just need some code example on creating custom activity to get me started.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!