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CodeActivity Class
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CodeActivity Class

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

An abstract class for creating a custom activity with imperative behavior defined with the Execute method, which gives access to variable and argument resolution and extensions.

Namespace:  System.Activities
Assembly:  System.Activities (in System.Activities.dll)

public abstract class CodeActivity : Activity

The CodeActivity type exposes the following members.

Protected methodCodeActivityWhen implemented in a derived class, creates an instance of the derived class.

Protected propertyCacheIdGets the identifier of the cache that is unique within the scope of the workflow definition. (Inherited from Activity.)
Protected propertyConstraintsGets a collection of Constraint activities that can be configured to provide validation for the Activity. (Inherited from Activity.)
Public propertyDisplayNameGets or sets an optional friendly name that is used for debugging, validation, exception handling, and tracking. (Inherited from Activity.)
Public propertyIdGets an identifier that is unique in the scope of the workflow definition. (Inherited from Activity.)
Protected propertyImplementationNot supported. (Overrides Activity.Implementation.)
Protected propertyImplementationVersionGets or sets the implementation version of the activity. (Overrides Activity.ImplementationVersion.)

Protected methodCacheMetadata(ActivityMetadata)Not implemented. Use CacheMetadata instead. (Overrides Activity.CacheMetadata(ActivityMetadata).)
Protected methodCacheMetadata(CodeActivityMetadata)Creates and validates a description of the activity’s arguments, variables, child activities, and activity delegates.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodExecuteWhen implemented in a derived class, performs the execution of the activity.
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 methodOnCreateDynamicUpdateMapRaises an event when creating a map for the dynamic update. (Overrides Activity.OnCreateDynamicUpdateMap(UpdateMapMetadata, Activity).)
Public methodShouldSerializeDisplayNameIndicates whether the DisplayName property should be serialized. (Inherited from Activity.)
Public methodToStringReturns a String that contains the Id and DisplayName of the Activity. (Inherited from Activity.)

The following example shows how to implement a CodeActivity-derived activity.

public sealed class MessageBox : CodeActivity
    public InArgument<string> Text{ get; set; }

    protected override void Execute(CodeActivityContext context)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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