Advanced Workflow Service Talk (Demo 4 of 4)

When we start doing this two way style of messaging, we now open up to start modeling some interesting business problems.  In the previous post, you’ll note that I did not include the code, because I mentioned we needed to be more clever in scenarios where we listen in parallel.  First, a brief diversion into…

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N of M Question (Why Use ActivityExecutionContextManager?)

In this post, mstiefel  asked the following: # re: Implementing the N of M Pattern in WF Since you are not looping, do you have to use the ActivityExecutionContextManager to generate a new context for the child activities? Couldn’t you use the context passed into the Execute method? Friday, July 06, 2007 7:54 PM by…

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Implementing the N of M Pattern in WF

The second in my series of alternate execution patterns (part 1) I recently worked with a customer who was implementing what I would call a “basic” human workflow system. It tracked approvals, rejections and managed things as they moved through a customizable process. It’s easy to build workflows like this with an Approval activity, but…

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Different Execution Patterns with WF (or, Going beyond Sequential and State Machine)

How do I do this? A lot of times people get stuck with the impression that there are only two workflow models available: sequential and state machine. True, out of the box these are the two that are built in, but only because there are is a set of common problems that map nicely into…

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