Windows Workflow Foundation Using C# Training

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Course Description

 
Microsoftâ??s Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) provides a framework for creating scalable applications consisting of independent program units called activities. WF 4 was a major rewrite of this technology, offering significantly higher performance and making it easier to create and execute workflow applications. WF 4.5 contains new activities, designer capabilities, and a new workflow development model (state machines). It also supports the use of C# expressions in C# workflows. This four-day course covers WF 4.5 and uses Visual Studio 2017, which provides a visual designer for creating workflows.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1890 (US)

Prerequisites

The student should have programming experience in C# and the .NET Framework and be familiar with the Visual Studio development environment.

Course Outline

 
1. Workflow Foundation Conceptual Overview
What is Workflow?
Windows Workflow Foundation
Workflows
Activities
A Workflow Business Scenario
Workflow Foundation 3
Workflow Foundation 4
Workflow Foundation 4.5
 
2. Getting Started with WF 4.5
Visual Studio Workflow Projects
Workflows in Code
Workflows in XAML
Workflow Designer
Sequence
Assign
Variables, Arguments and Expressions
WriteLine
Control Flow
 
3. Primitive and Control Flow Activities
InvokeMethod
Workflow Variables
Delay
Parallel
If
While and DoWhile
Switch
 
4. Custom Activities
Why Custom Activities?
Arguments
Activity Class Hierarchy
CodeActivity
Composing Activities
 
5. Workflow Hosting
WorkflowInvoker
WorkflowApplication
WorkflowApplication Delegates
Canceling and Aborting a Workflow
Terminating a Workflow
Workflows in a Windows Application
Workflows in ASP.NET
 
6. Collection and Parallel Activities
Collection Activities
ForEach
ParallelForEach
AsyncActivity
 
7. More about Custom Activities
Waiting for Input
Bookmarks
NativeActivity
Pick
 
8. Flowchart and State Machine
Flowcharts
Flowchart Activity Designers
State Machines
States and Transitions
State Machine Activity Designers
Threading Issues
 
9. Persistence
Long-lived Workflows
Persistence and Bookmarks
Persistence Store in SQL Server
PersistableIdle Event
Unloading and Loading
Serializing Instance Identification
 
10. Workflow Services
What is WCF?
Address, Binding and Contract
Workflow Services
Messaging Activities
Exposing a Workflow as a Service
Calling a Service from a Workflow
Multiple Operations
 
11. Debugging and Error Handling
Breakpoints in Activities
Handling Exceptions in the Host
Handling Exceptions in the Workflow
Transactions
Compensation

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