HOw tO Start YoUr WorKFlow Manually ?

to start a workflow on an SpListItem you will need to write the following code ;

SPListItem currentItem = //Your Item To start the workflow on it;

currentItem.Web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;

SPWorkflowManager wfManager = currentItem.Web.Site.WorkflowManager;

SPWorkflowAssociationCollection wfAssociation=


foreach (SPWorkflowAssociation Association in wfAssociation)


if (Association.Name == "WorkflowName")


wfManager.StartWorkflow(currentItem, Association,Association.AssociationData);



Try it , but notice that you cant start a workflow from another workflow , you must postback to start the workflow , you can make a form with a button to start the workflow ...