Course info
Aug 27, 2010
2h 13m

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) allows developers to create declarative application logic for quicker development. Custom activities are the key to reuse and simplified application development. In this course, you will learn how to build simple and advanced activities including custom control flow activities. Coverage includes building asynchronous activities as well as how to create template activities that allows consumers to define some of the activity logic. NOTE: this course contains the same introductory activity module found in the WF4 introduction course. If you have watched the module there already, you can skip to the second module.

About the author
About the author

Matt is an independent consultant with expertise in web application design and development and systems integration. As a writer, Matt has contributed to several journals and magazines such as MSDN Magazine. Matt regularly shares his love of technology by speaking at local, regional, and international conferences such as DevWeek, Prairie Dev Con, That Conference, and VS Live. As a Pluralsight Author, Matt has created more than 30 courses on the topics of web, mobile, and cloud development.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Writing custom activites in WF 4
Welcome to this module on writing custom activities in Windows Workflow Foundation 4. I'm Matt Milner, an instructor with Pluralsight. In this module, we're going to take a look at building declarative activities or activities where you build them up with other activities. We'll also look at writing activities in codes, so we'll take a look at the class hierarchy of the various base classes you can choose from as you write your activities. We'll see how to use arguments within activities to allow passing data, and we'll also look at how to write your activities so that they can execute it in an asynchronous fashion. So you can allow true parallelism in your workflows by using asynchronous activities. And finally, we'll take a look at how to validate your activities, the different ways that you have to ensure that people are correctly configuring your activities before use.