What is Windows Workflow Foundation

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What is Windows Workflow Foundation? What’s the difference between the two types of workflow namely Flowchart workflows and Procedural workflows?

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What is Windows Workflow Foundation

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Hello Alex,

The windows workflow foundation (WF) is said to be a Microsoft technology for defining, managing and executing workflows. This is a technology that provides an API, an in-process workflow engine, and a rehostable designer to implement long-running processes as workflows within .NET applications. The current version of WF was released as part of the .NET Framework V4 and is referred to as WF4

 Procedural Workflow : This use flow control methods similar to those found in procedural languages. These constructs include WHILE and IF . These WF can be freely composed using other flow control activities such as flowchart and sequence.

Flowchart workflows : A flowchart is a well known paradigm for designing programs. The flowchart activity is typically used to implement non-sequential WF's if no flowdescision nodes are available. Flowcharts contains elements like Flowdecision and Flowswitch.

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What is Windows Workflow Foundation

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The WF or Windows Workflow Foundation is a Microsoft technology that offers a re-hostable designer, an API, and an in-process workflow engine that will apply long-running processes as workflows inside a Microsoft .NET Framework application. Its present version was released as part of Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and is also known as the WF4. A workflow is a series or sequence of different programming phases or steps and each step is modeled as an Activity. The Microsoft .NET Framework offers a record of activities like for example WriteLine which is an activity that enters text into the console or to a different form of output.

The Workflow Foundation was initially released in Microsoft .NET Framework 3 and mainly utilizes the System.Workflow.ComponentModel, System.Workflow.Runtime, and System.Workflow.Activities namespaces. The messaging activities were introduced in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 which included the WCF or Windows Communication Foundation with Workflow. The Windows Workflow Foundation was chiefly updated in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and new features were added such as the Data Contract Resolver, Flowchart as well as other flow control activities.

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