Windows Workflow Foundation By Jayesh Chudasama


Hello, WF! By Josh Smith – Explains fundamentals of Windows Workflow Foundation
November 22, 2006, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Books & writing

Nice article on fundamentals of WF by Josh Smith!!

Explains the very basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, using The World’s Stupidest WF Application.

http://www.codeproject.com/WF/HelloWF.asp

This covers:

  • WTF is WF?
  • Why Would I Use WF?
  • The World’s Stupidest WF Application
  • Custom Activities
  • Namespace Mapping
  • Workflow Declaration
  • Workflow Runtime Host

This article showed how to create an application which uses Windows Workflow Foundation. Hopefully it left you feeling like The World’s Stupidest WF Application deserves its name, but also that you understand the fundamentals of WF and how to use it in an application.

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Build Applications on a Workflow Platform
November 15, 2006, 5:54 am
Filed under: Blogroll, Books & writing

A workflow can be useful for resolving business issues. Here we’ll get acquainted with and investigate the idea of building applications on a workflow platform. A workflow platform supports key workflow concepts and provides a basis for building applications structured using these concepts, including workflow products as hitherto understood. We’ll survey a range of applications to explore the necessary characteristics of a workflow platform, which leads to a discussion of the potential benefits of building applications on a workflow platform. We’ll also discuss the Windows Workflow Foundation as a means of realizing these benefits in practice.

– by David Green

Read article here : http://www.architecturejournal.net/2006/issue7/F1_Workflow/default.aspx



Performance Characteristics of Windows Workflow Foundation
November 13, 2006, 12:48 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Functional

This provides information about the performance characteristics of Windows Workflow Foundation.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa973808.aspx



Windows Workflow Foundation Virtual Labs
November 7, 2006, 8:55 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Books & writing

Attend Windows Workflow Foundation Virtual Labs : Getting Started with Windows Workflow Foundation on Microsoft.

And….On Channel 9

Windows Workflow Foundation API Usability Lab Video – Part 1

Windows Workflow Foundation API Usability Lab Video – Part 2



Workflow project templates in Visual Studio 2005
November 7, 2006, 8:47 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Functional

Take advantage of Visual Studio Installed Templates in Visual Studio 2005 to create Windows Workflow.

If you have installed – Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows WorkFlow Foundation; you can create :

Sequential Workflow Console Application : A project for creating a sequential workflow console application.

Sequential Workflow Library : A project for creating a sequential workflow library.

Windows Workflow Library : A project for creating a library of activities which can later be reused as building blocks in workflows.

State Machine Workflow Console Application : A project for creating a state machine workflow console application.

State Machine Workflow Library : A project for creating a state machine workflow library.

Even you can create empty workflow project too!!

There are good articles i found which explain all or few of these projects in details.

Manage Application Processes with Windows Workflow

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation: A Developer Walkthrough

Get Your Code Flowing Faster with Windows WorkFlow Foundation

Windows WorkFlow Foundation: The Next Step and Beyond

Workflow, Tomorrow’s Application Logic



.NET Framework 3.0 (WinFX) Final Release Version
November 7, 2006, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Technical

Finally it’s time to install final release version of .net 3.0 and say good bye to Beta version!! The .NET Framework 3.0 (WinFX) has been released.

Download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package

Refer Read me here.

If you have installed previous pre-release versions of the .NET Framework 3.0, such as Beta 2, RC1 or Community Technical Preview (CTP) builds, then you must uninstall these versions using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel before installing this final release version.

If you are working on Windows Workflow and Windows Presentation foundation; download following releases too.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 CTP Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows WorkFlow Foundation

Microsoft Windows SDK for .NET Framework 3.0