Email Alert Triggered By User Actions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction with this problem.

    We have written a Farm Solution in Visual Studio that will create a subsite with various features.

    When certain actions are performed by the user, we need a email to be sent to select users of that subsite.

    The features and the actions that will cause emails to be sent out are:
    Announcement - creation of announcement
    Survey - survey is answered
    Document Library - document is edited or comment given
    Forum - user posts a post

    We have been told that there's no way to write code to detect such actions, because it's not built into the system.

    I am open to other suggestions.

    One given to me is to use SharePoint Designer and create a workflow for email alerting, but the user would have to add
    this in themselves for each feature, whereas we want the email alerting to be already present. Also we're not sure if the workflow can detect those actions as well.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:58 PM