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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

Hosting workflow in a Windows Form

In this task we will create a workflow running in a Windows Form application.

How to do it...

  1. Create a Windows Form project:

    Create a Windows Form project and name it HostingWorkflowInWinForm.

  2. Create a workflow:

    Add a workflow to the project and call it AdditionWorkflow.xaml. Author the workflow like this:

  3. Create a Windows Form.

    Open the default created Form1.cs file and alter it to:

    Double-click the Adding button and add code to the button event handler. The final code will be:

    using System;using System.Windows.Forms;using System.Threading;using System.Activities;namespace HostingWorkflowInWinForm {public partial class Form1 : Form {public Form1() {InitializeComponent();}private void buttonAdding_Click(object sender,EventArgse) {AutoResetEventwaitHandler = newAutoResetEvent(false); string result = "";AdditionWorkflowaddwf = new AdditionWorkflow {x = new InArgument<Int32>(Int32.Parse(textBoxX.Text.ToString())),y = new InArgument<Int32>(Int32.Parse...