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Activity Views

Many of the activities available in the Windows Workflow group of Toolbox items have multiple design views. When you drag an activity from the Toolbox onto the design surface, and thereafter whenever you select the activity, you can switch between the different design views by using the Workflow menu or by right-clicking the selected activity. Also, when you move the pointer over the name of a selected activity, a drop-down set of tabs appears that you can use to switch between the different views.

Every activity has at least one view; this is the default view shown when you drag an activity from the Toolbox onto the design surface. This activity default view is available as the View [activity type] option on the menus and tab, for example, View Parallel. Most of the activities have additional views and different activities can have different views. For example, the TransactionScopeActivity activity has the compensation view and the EventHandlingScopeActivity activity has an events view. Many of the activities that come with Windows Workflow Foundation have View Cancel Handler and View Faults design views to view the CancellationHandlerActivity and a FaultHandlersActivity associated with them.

The following table lists the name and description of each view.

Menu/Tab Option Description

View [activity type]

Select this menu or tab option to view the default graphical representation of the selected activity.

View Cancel Handler

Select this menu or tab option view to view the CancellationHandlerActivity associated with the selected activity.

View Fault Handler

Select this menu or tab option view to view the FaultHandlersActivity associated with the selected activity.

View Compensation Handler

Select this menu or tab option view to view the CompensationHandlerActivity associated with the selected TransactionScopeActivity.

View Events Handler

Select this menu or tab option view to view the EventHandlersActivity associated with the selected the EventHandlingScopeActivity.

For information about similar views, see Sequential Workflow Views.

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