WorkflowRuntime.CreateWorkflow Method (XmlReader, XmlReader, Dictionary<String, Object>)
Assembly: System.Workflow.Runtime (in System.Workflow.Runtime.dll)
public WorkflowInstance CreateWorkflow( XmlReader workflowDefinitionReader, XmlReader rulesReader, Dictionary<string, Object> namedArgumentValues )
- Type: System.Xml.XmlReader
An XmlReader that contains the workflow definition.
Return ValueType: System.Workflow.Runtime.WorkflowInstance
The created workflow instance.
The workflow instance is created from the workflow definition referenced by the XmlReader and the arguments supplied by namedArgumentValues.
Before the WorkflowInstance is created, validation is executed on it. If any validation errors occur, the WorkflowValidationFailedException is thrown. This works well for simple scenarios, but in a server environment, revalidating a workflow for every activation might be unnecessary overhead.
For more information about disabling validation, see ValidateOnCreate.
For an example of passing in parameters to CreateWorkflow, see Workflow with Parameters Sample.
For an example of using rules defined in XML, see IfElse with Rules Sample.