An Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation
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by Joydip Kanjilal
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Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

Windows Workflow Foundation is a programming framework that consists of the necessary tools and an engine for creating and executing workflows.  It should be noted that WWF is an in-process engine that runs inside a host process that in turn provides a wide variety of services.

The Windows Workflow Foundation framework typically comprises of the following components:

·         Base Activity Library

·         A Runtime Engine

·         Runtime Services

·         A Graphical Designer

The Windows Workflow Foundation workflows are based on activities that in turn represent a business process. These activities can be of two types.

·         Composite activity

·         Individual activity

The following are the types of the Workflow applications that are supported by Windows Workflow Foundation in Microsoft .NET Framework.

1.    Sequential Workflow Console Application

2.    Workflow Activity Library

3.    State Machine Workflow Library

4.    Sequential Workflow Library

5.    State Machine Console Application

6.    Empty Workflow Project

7.    Sequential Workflow


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User Comments

Title: Author's Response   
Name: Joydip
Date: 2006-12-15 3:20:57 AM
Comment:
Hi,

This article was just an intorductory one for learners who have no knowledge of WWF whatsoever. Hence was just a preliminary article dealing with the basics. Stay tuned for more.
Title: Why was this article written?   
Name: me
Date: 2006-12-09 6:35:33 PM
Comment:
Complete waste of space and time. This article does nothing to increase the reader's knowledge in any way. The "self explanatory" diagrams were good for a laugh though.

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