WorkflowApplication.Idle Property

.NET Framework (current version)

Gets or sets the Action<T> that is invoked when the current workflow instance becomes idle.

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

public Action<WorkflowApplicationIdleEventArgs> Idle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Action<WorkflowApplicationIdleEventArgs>

An action that executes when a workflow instance becomes idle.

The following code example inspects the WorkflowApplicationIdleEventArgs passed into the Idle handler of a WorkflowApplication instance. In this example the workflow going idle has one Bookmark with a name of EnterGuess, owned by an activity named ReadInt. This code example is based off of How to: Run a Workflow, which is part of the Getting Started Tutorial [.NET Framework 4.5]. If the Idle handler in that step is modified to contain the code from this example, the following output is displayed.

BookmarkName: EnterGuess - OwnerDisplayName: ReadInt
wfApp.Idle = delegate(WorkflowApplicationIdleEventArgs e)
    foreach (BookmarkInfo info in e.Bookmarks)
        Console.WriteLine("BookmarkName: {0} - OwnerDisplayName: {1}",
            info.BookmarkName, info.OwnerDisplayName);


.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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