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WorkflowCompiler.Compile Method

Compiles a list of workflows contained in the files that are passed as parameters based on the WorkflowCompilerParameters.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler
Assembly:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel (in System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll)

public WorkflowCompilerResults Compile(
	WorkflowCompilerParameters parameters,
	params string[] files


Type: System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler.WorkflowCompilerParameters

The WorkflowCompilerParameters.

Type: System.String[]

A string array that contains the paths to the files to compile. These files can be either code files (such as .vb or .cs) or workflow markup files. Workflow markup files must have an .xoml extension to be recognized by the compiler.

Return Value

Type: System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler.WorkflowCompilerResults
The WorkflowCompilerResults representing the results of the operation.


parameters is a null reference (Visual Basic Nothing).


files is a null reference (Visual Basic Nothing).

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Compile method. The code also creates new instances of the WorkflowCompiler and WorkflowCompilerParameters classes and sets some values. This code assumes that results is of type WorkflowCompilerResults. This code example is part of the Outlook Workflow Wizard SDK sample from the WizardForm.cs file. For more information, see Outlook Workflow Wizard.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0