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WorkflowRuntimeService Class

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Represents the abstract base class from which the workflow runtime engine core services are derived.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting
Assembly:  System.Workflow.Runtime (in System.Workflow.Runtime.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("The System.Workflow.* types are deprecated.  Instead, please use the new types from System.Activities.*")]
public abstract class WorkflowRuntimeService

The WorkflowRuntimeService type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodWorkflowRuntimeServiceWhen implemented in a derived class, initializes a new instance of the WorkflowRuntimeService class.
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  NameDescription
Protected propertyRuntimeGets the WorkflowRuntime for this service.
Protected propertyStateGets the state of the WorkflowRuntimeService.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnStartedWhen overridden in a derived class, represents the method that will be called when the workflow runtime engine raises the WorkflowRuntime.Started event.
Protected methodOnStoppedWhen overridden in a derived class, represents the method that will be called when the workflow runtime engine raises the WorkflowRuntime.Stopped event.
Protected methodRaiseServicesExceptionNotHandledEventRaises the WorkflowRuntime.ServicesExceptionNotHandled event.
Protected methodStartWhen overridden in a derived class, starts the service and changes the State to Starting.
Protected methodStopWhen overridden in a derived class, stops the service and changes the State to Stopping.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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NoteNote

This material discusses types and namespaces that are obsolete. For more information, see Deprecated Types in Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5.

Services that derive from the WorkflowRuntimeService class can be started and stopped by the workflow runtime engine. The order in which the services are started or stopped, however, is indeterminate, and services may require the support of other services in order to properly initialize themselves when they are started, and, conversely, may require the to support of other services in order to properly shut down when they are stopped. To address this problem, the workflow runtime engine provides two-phase mechanisms for starting and stopping services. When StartRuntime is called, the workflow runtime engine invokes the Start method for each of its services that derive from the WorkflowRuntimeService class. After all of these services have been started, the workflow runtime engine raises the WorkflowRuntime.Started event, which causes the OnStarted method to be invoked for each workflow runtime engine service. Your service can override the OnStarted method to participate in this two phase process. Similarly, when StopRuntime is called, the Stop method, the WorkflowRuntime.Stopped event, and the OnStopped method provide this two-phase mechanism. The State property contains a WorkflowRuntimeServiceState value that indicates whether the service is in the process of starting or stopping or is completely started or stopped.

Services that derive from the WorkflowRuntimeService class can raise the WorkflowRuntime.ServicesExceptionNotHandled event when they encounter a condition that causes an unhandled exception by calling RaiseServicesExceptionNotHandledEvent.

Services derived from the WorkflowSchedulerService class, the WorkflowCommitWorkBatchService class, the WorkflowPersistenceService class, and the TrackingService class ultimately derives from the WorkflowRuntimeService class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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