Developing Simple Workflows with Visual Studio.NET

The simple applications we will build in this section have a threefold purpose. The first is to demonstrate how to use Visual Studio.NET to build workflow applications. The second is to demonstrate in a more concrete fashion, the principles behind WF. The third is to demonstrate how to use some of the activities that ship with WF. The finished examples are included with the sample programs.

As we go along, we will introduce the various tools that make up the Visual Studio.NET workflow environment.

As we explained in the last section, workflows are made up of activities. Activities are the fundamental element of Windows Workflow. Activities provide control flow or action. The workflow itself is ...

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