While Class

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Executes a contained activity while a condition evaluates to true.

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

System.Object
  System.Activities.Activity
    System.Activities.NativeActivity
      System.Activities.Statements.While

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Body")]
public sealed class While : NativeActivity

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodWhile()

Creates a new instance of the While activity.

System_CAPS_pubmethodWhile(Activity<Boolean>)

Creates a new instance of the While activity.

System_CAPS_pubmethodWhile(Expression<Func<ActivityContext, Boolean>>)

Creates a new instance of the While activity.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyBody

The Activity to execute in the While loop.

System_CAPS_protpropertyCacheId

Gets the identifier of the cache that is unique within the scope of the workflow definition.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCondition

The Activity<TResult> to be evaluated before each iteration of the While loop.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDisplayName

Gets or sets an optional friendly name that is used for debugging, validation, exception handling, and tracking.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyId

Gets an identifier that is unique in the scope of the workflow definition.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyImplementationVersion

Gets or sets the implementation version of the activity.(Inherited from NativeActivity.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyVariables

The collection of Variable objects associated with the While activity.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodShouldSerializeDisplayName()

Indicates whether the DisplayName property should be serialized.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a String that contains the Id and DisplayName of the Activity.(Inherited from Activity.)

The following code sample demonstrates creating a While activity. This example is from the Content-Based Correlation sample.

new While
{
    Condition = true,
    Body = new Receive
    {
        ServiceContractName = Constants.POContractName,
        OperationName = Constants.UpdatePOName,                                    
        CorrelatesWith = poidHandle, // identifies that the UpdatePO operation is waiting on the PurchaseOrderId that was used to initialize this handle
        CorrelatesOn = new MessageQuerySet // the query that is used on an incoming message to find the requisite PurchaseOrderId specified in the correlation
        {
            // Id is the name of the incoming parameter within the PurchaseOrder
            { "PoId", new XPathMessageQuery("sm:body()/defns:PurchaseOrder/defns:Id", Constants.XPathMessageContext) } 
        },
        Content = ReceiveContent.Create(new OutArgument<PurchaseOrder>(po)) // creates a ReceiveMessageContent
    }
},

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0

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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