Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook

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  • Design and develop WF applications
  • Control the workflow of data using arguments and variables
  • Create a machine state style workflow using Flowchart
  • Explore and use the built-in activities of WF
  • Customize persistence and tracking extensions using WF
  • Create Windows Workflow as a WCF service
  • Host Windows Workflow in other applications (ASP.NET, WPF)
  • Create your own independent WF Designer
  • Tune WF applications to run steady and fast



Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF) is a significant part of .NET Framework 4.0. WF makes workflow technology available to every single programmer that uses the .NET Framework 4.0. It is easy to create long running and distributed programs using WF with the right knowledge. With this book, you will discover that working with workflows is easy.

This book provides both step-by-step recipes and relevant background information. It covers all the important aspects of Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0. The best thing about this book is that all recipes are based on real-world experiences of Andrew Zhu. Andrew is a global WF and BizTalk technology support engineer for Microsoft. This book covers everything you need to know, when working with workflows. Get to grips with flow control activities, messaging, and transaction processes with easy to understand steps followed by explanations. You will quickly learn to use collection and custom WF activities and WF services.

You will see recipes that illustrate integration of Windows Workflow with other applications such as WPF, ASP.NET, WCF service.Lastly, you will discover how easily you can customize W4 Designer with WF rule engine and others.

  • Customize Windows Workflow 4.0 applications to suit your needs
  • A hands-on guide with real-world illustrations, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions
  • Explore various functions that you can perform using WF 4.0 with running code examples
  • A hands-on guide with real-world illustrations, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions


Page Count 272
Course Length 8 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781849680783
Date Of Publication 23 Sep 2010


Andrew Zhu

Andrew Zhu is a technology support engineer at Microsoft (Microsoft Globe Tech Support Center) in Shanghai. Over the past few years, he has helped developers and his customers to develop WF, BizTalk, IIS, and ASP.NET applications.