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Microsoft® Windows® Workflow Foundation Step by Step by Kenn Scribner

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Chapter 16. Declarative Workflows

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

Many developers probably don’t realize that Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is able to execute workflows based on both imperative definitions (using the visual workflow designer) and declarative definitions (workflows defined using XML).

There are advantages to each style. When you create a workflow application using the techniques we’ve used throughout this book, the workflow model is actually compiled into an executable assembly. The advantage there is the execution is fast, as is the loading ...

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