Foundations: Workflow Services
With the NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation can now truly be integrated with Windows Communication Foundation. This column describes how the integration works and how to make use of it effectively.
Matt Milner - Launch 2008
Foundations: Workflow Communications
Matt Milner introduces the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) communication architecture and covers sending data out of a workflow and submitting data to running workflow instances.
Matt Milner - September 2007
Foundations: ActivityExecutionContext in Workflows
This month Matt Milner explains a critical component in the execution, persistence, and compensation of workflows.
Matt Milner - June 2007
Foundations: Tracking Services in Windows Workflow Foundation
Matt Milner - March 2007
Windows Workflow: Build Custom Activities To Extend The Reach Of Your Workflows
This article covers the core components required for building custom activities in Windows Workflow Foundation.
Matt Milner - December 2006
Visual Studio 2005: Create Reusable Project And Item Templates For Your Development Team
Visual Studio 2005 introduces a new model that lets you define your own project templates and starter kits, something developers have been requesting for some time. Here Matt Milner shows you how to consume, create, and customize these templates.
Matt Milner - January 2006
Foundations: Loading Workflow Models in WF
When building workflows, you must consider the developer experience, available tools, long-term maintenance, and future versioning.
Matt Milner - May 2008
Foundations: Workflow Tips and Tricks
Matt Milner addresses reader requests for information about safely sharing a persistence database across applications and using lesser-known parts of the framework such as ChannelManagerService.
Matt Milner - August 2008
Foundations: Unit Testing Workflows And Activities
Matt Milner takes a look at some of the challenges and techniques related to testing Windows Workflow Foundation activities, workflows, and associated components.
Matt Milner - November 2008
Foundations: Error Handling In Workflows
Workflows often define long-running processes and an unhandled failure usually means termination. Avoid this scenario by handling exceptions properly.
Matt Milner - February 2009