Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation Step by Step

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Get hands-on guidance for using Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation to create process-managed applications for Microsoft Windows—one step at a time. Understanding Windows Workflow Foundation is essential for every developer who works with multiple applications and services that must exchange data or results. Windows Workflow Foundation defines a process flow amongst people, applications, and services—mapping dependencies and sequences to allow automation of tasks across previously stand-alone programs. With ...

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Overview

Get hands-on guidance for using Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation to create process-managed applications for Microsoft Windows—one step at a time. Understanding Windows Workflow Foundation is essential for every developer who works with multiple applications and services that must exchange data or results. Windows Workflow Foundation defines a process flow amongst people, applications, and services—mapping dependencies and sequences to allow automation of tasks across previously stand-alone programs. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises to understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for working with Windows Workflow Foundation. New-to-topic developers can take a sequential approach to understanding workflows and learning how to create Windows Workflow Foundation–enabled applications and services. This book includes a CD with practice exercises and code samples to help developers accelerate their productivity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735623354
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Microsoft Windows Step by Step Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenn Scribner is a software architect and trainer with Wintellect. He has written four books, including Understanding SOAP, and contributed to many others. His own software company, Endurasoft, delivers custom applications using the Microsoft platform.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation

Chapter 2: The Workflow Runtime

Chapter 3: Workflow Instances

Chapter 4: Introduction to Activities and Workflow Types

Chapter 5: Workflow Tracking

Chapter 6: Loading and Unloading Instances

Part II: Working with Activities

Chapter 7: Basic Activity Operations

Chapter 8: Calling External Methods and Workflows

Chapter 9: Logic Flow Activities

Chapter 10: Event Activities

Chapter 11: Parallel Activities

Chapter 12: Policy and Rules

Chapter 13: Crafting Custom Activities

Part III: Workflow Processing

Chapter 14: State-Based Workflows

Chapter 15: Workflows and Transactions

Chapter 16: Declarative Workflows

Part IV: External Data Communication

Chapter 17: Correlation and Local Host Communication

Chapter 18: Invoking Web Services from Within Your Workflows

Chapter 19: Workflows as Web Services

Appendix : About the Author

Appendix : Additional Resources for Developers

Appendix : More Great Developer Resources

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