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Beginning WF

Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0

  • Authors
  • Mark┬áJ.┬áCollins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark J. Collins
      Pages 3-22
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      Pages 23-32
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      Pages 33-42
  3. Designing Workflows

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      Pages 43-43
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  4. Communication

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      Pages 93-93
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      Pages 95-122
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      Pages 123-150
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      Pages 151-174
  5. Workflow Extensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
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  6. Advanced Topics

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      Pages 317-317
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 405-456

About this book

Introduction

Windows Workflow Foundation is a ground-breaking addition to the core of the .NET Framework that allows you to orchestrate human and system interactions as a series of workflows that can be easily mapped, analyzed, adjusted, and implemented.

As business problems become more complex, the need for a workflow-based solution has never been more evident. WF provides a simple and consistent way to model and implement complex problems. As a developer, you focus on developing the business logic for individual workflow tasks. The runtime handles the execution of those tasks after they have been composed into a workflow.

Beginning WF demonstrates, in an eminently readable and accessible style, how Microsoft's Workflow Foundation (WF) technology can be used in a wide variety of applications.

  • Loaded with lots of simple yet demonstrative sample projects
  • Very hands-on with practical "how-to" information
  • Indexed by feature so specific questions are easily answered

Keywords

.NET Framework Collections Exception Handling Web Services Windows Communication Foundation Windows Workflow Foundation database technology

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