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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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26.8. Summary

In essence, WF allows you to model an application's internal business processes directly within the application itself. Beyond simply modeling the overall workflow, however, WF provides a complete runtime engine and several services that round out this API's overall functionality (persistence and tracking services, etc.). While this introductory chapter did not examine these services directly, do remember that a production-level WF application will most certainly make use of these facilities.

.NET 4.0 completely changes the entire WF programming mode originally introduced in .NET 3.0. Going forward, we are able to model our workflows in a completely declarative manner using an XML-based grammar named XAML. Not only can we use XAML ...

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