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Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook

By : Andrew Zhu
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Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook

By: Andrew Zhu

Overview of this book

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF) is a significant part of .NET Framework 4.0. WF makes workflow technology available to every single programmer that uses the .NET Framework 4.0. It is easy to create long running and distributed programs using WF with the right knowledge. With this book, you will discover that working with workflows is easy. This book provides both step-by-step recipes and relevant background information. It covers all the important aspects of Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0. The best thing about this book is that all recipes are based on real-world experiences of Andrew Zhu. Andrew is a global WF and BizTalk technology support engineer for Microsoft. This book covers everything you need to know, when working with workflows. Get to grips with flow control activities, messaging, and transaction processes with easy to understand steps followed by explanations. You will quickly learn to use collection and custom WF activities and WF services.You will see recipes that illustrate integration of Windows Workflow with other applications such as WPF, ASP.NET, WCF service.Lastly, you will discover how easily you can customize W4 Designer with WF rule engine and others.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Configuring ETW tracking

ETW stands for Event Tracing for Windows. Simply put, ETW tracking means our ability to see tracking information in the famous Event Viewer.

Getting ready

We need Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 to perform this task.

How to do it...

  1. Create a Workflow Console Application project:

    Create a new Workflow Console Application project and name it ConfiguringETWTracking. Name the solution as Chapter06.

  2. Author a workflow:

    Open the Workflow1.xaml file, which is created by default, and create an extremely simple workflow just for tracking.

  3. Enable ETW tracking:

    Open Event Viewer, navigate to Event Viewer | Applications and Services Logs | Microsoft | Windows | Application Server-Applications. Right-click Application Server-Applications and select View | Show Analytic and Debug Logs. After refreshing the node, we should see:

  4. Create a workflow host:

    Open Program.cs file, and fill the file with the following code:

    using System.Activities.Tracking;