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XAML Activation

This topic applies to Windows Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4).

This sample demonstrates how to host a declarative workflow in IIS. The sample is a basic workflow called EchoService that has one operation.

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The samples may already be installed on your computer. Check for the following (default) directory before continuing.

<InstallDrive>:\WF_WCF_Samples

If this directory does not exist, go to (download page) to download all Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and WF samples. This sample is located in the following directory.

<InstallDrive>:\WF_WCF_Samples\WF\Basic\Services\XAMLActivation

To set up, build, and run the sample

  1. Open the XAMLActivation.sln solution in Visual Studio 2010.

  2. Build the solution by pressing F5.

  3. Run WcfTestClient.exe. From a command prompt, type in the following:

    1. cd %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE

    2. Run WcfTestClient.exe.

  4. Set the address of the service on WcfTestClient.exe by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+A and setting the service address to http://localhost:56133/Service.xamlx.

  5. Perform the echo operation to test the service.

  6. Deploy the Service in IIS using DeployToIIS.Bat in a command prompt with administrator privileges.

  7. Update the service address in the client to http://localhost/XAMLActivation/Service.xamlx and test the service again using WcfTestClient.exe.

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