WorkflowInstance.Unload Method ()

 
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Unloads the workflow instance from memory to the persistence store. This call blocks until after the currently scheduled work is finished, or the end of a transaction scope.

Namespace:   System.Workflow.Runtime
Assembly:  System.Workflow.Runtime (in System.Workflow.Runtime.dll)

public void Unload()

Exception Condition
InvalidOperationException

There is no persistence service registered with the workflow runtime engine.

Unload is synchronous; that is, it returns after completing any action that it performs. If the workflow instance is not idle, the runtime waits until the instance can be interrupted. An instance can only be interrupted after the currently scheduled work item completes; this is typically when the currently running Activity returns from its Execute method. However, if the instance is executing a TransactionScopeActivity, the transaction scope must complete execution before the instance can be interrupted. Unload then uses the persistence service to remove the workflow instance from memory and persists it to a data store. If there is no persistence service registered with the WorkflowRuntime, Unload throws an InvalidOperationException. If the workflow instance is successfully persisted, the runtime raises the WorkflowUnloaded event.

The host can use Unload to reclaim system resources from an idle workflow.

The following example demonstrates calling Unload on a WorkflowInstance object.

// Create a WorkflowRuntime object
WorkflowRuntime workflowRuntime = new WorkflowRuntime();
// Create a new instance of the out-of-box SqlWorkflowPersistenceService
SqlWorkflowPersistenceService persistenceService =
   new SqlWorkflowPersistenceService(
   "Initial Catalog=SqlPersistenceService;Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;");
// Add the service to the runtime
workflowRuntime.AddService(persistenceService);
// Create a WorkflowInstance object
WorkflowInstance workflowInstance = workflowRuntime.CreateWorkflow(typeof(Workflow1));
// Start the workflow instance
workflowInstance.Start();
//Unload the instance
workflowInstance.Unload();

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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