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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

Implementing Toolbox, Workflow Designer, and Property Inspector views

In this task we will render the Toolbox, Workflow Designer View, and Property Inspector View to their corresponding content panel.

Getting ready

Before we begin this task, we should have completed that task of implementing designer layout.

How to do it...

  1. Open the workflow designer project:

    Open the workflow designer project we created in the previous task.

  2. Add code to the designer:

    Open the designer's backend CS code file and alter the code as following. Code in bold style is the new added code.

    using System.Windows;
    using System.Activities.Presentation;
    using System.Activities.Presentation.Toolbox;
    using System.Activities.Statements;
    namespace WF4Designer {
        public partial class MainWindow : Window {
            public MainWindow() {
            WorkflowDesigner wd = null;