Flowchart gets scrambled

studio

#1

Scenario:

I have created a custom snippet and made a small flowchart to perform wait for the element to load. The flowchart waits for element to load, if not loaded within a specified timeout then it will check if it reaches the counter limit if not then it again does a element check

Steps to reproduce: You can create a workflow using flow chart and save it as a snippet for reusability.

Current Behavior: The flowchart when dragged in any new workflows the flow gets scrambled and it becomes hard everytime to fix the display of flow. However, If i open the saved snippet as a workflow it show correct flow

Expected Behavior: the flow chart should display the same as original.

Studio/Robot/Orchestrator Version: Studio 2016.1.2016.1.6137 - Our Organisation is still to move to the new version.

Last stable behavior: Unknown
Last stable version: Unknown
OS Version: Win 7
Others if Relevant: (workflow, logs, .net version, service pack, etc):


Flowcharts scrambled sinse yesterday
#2

There are some odd bugs in Windows Workflow Foundation which we have to deal with. My question would be why are you dragging workflows around? Why not simply make a template and copy the file in Windows Explorer and then open it up?


#3

One of the original uses for Snippets was supposed to be able to drag them inside your workflow - they should work as templates for repeatable stuff that may need to be customized each time, so I’d say it’s a valid use (and a WWF designer visualization issue).
As far as I remember it’s because only connection points are saved initially and the arrows themselves are recalculated on dropping to the designer. Not sure if anything can be done about it, though :frowning: