Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation

Before jumping into how WF is used, it is important to understand the capabilities that it provides. This chapter gives a brief introduction to WF and how it has changed over the years. Important components of WF will be introduced, such as some of the out-of-box activities that model coding constructs and how activities use the workflow designer for workflow orchestration or arranging activities within a workflow for modeling business logic. Next, WF data modeling will be covered; this is how workflows receive, store, and return data. Each of the WF components covered in this chapter will contribute ...

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