Making Swiss Cheese Look Good, or Designers for ActivityAction in WF4

In my last post, I covered using ActivityAction in order to provide a schematized callback, or hole, for the consumers of your activity to supply.  What I didn’t cover, and what I intend to here, is how to create a designer for that. If you’ve been following along, or have written a few designers using…

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WF4 Designer Bloggers

I wanted to put a quick note up as the team is starting to blog a little more frequently and putting some interesting content out there.  A few places to check out to hear from the folks on the team Endpoint – This is the general WF team blog, and has had some good posts…

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Navigating the WF4 Beta 2 Samples

Hot off the presses (and the download center) come the WF4 Beta 2 samples here.  The team has invested a lot of time into these samples and they provide a good way to get up to speed on the way a particular feature or group of features work together. Note, there are 2300 files to…

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Introduction to WF Designer Rehosting (Part 2)

standard beta disclaimer.  This is written against the beta1 API’s.  If this is 2014, the bits will look different.  When the bits update, I will make sure to have a new post that updates these (or points to SDK samples that do) In yesterday’s post, we went over the core components of the designer.  Let’s…

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Introduction to WF Designer Rehosting (Part 1)

standard beta disclaimer.  This is written against the beta1 API’s.  If this is 2014, the bits will look different.  When the bits update, I will make sure to have a new post that updates these (or points to SDK samples that do)   In WF3, we allowed our customers to rehost the WF designer inside…

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Types, Metatypes and Bears, Oh my!

***** UPDATE: Please see this post for how these features and functionality work in Beta2 *****   image courtesy of flickr user chodhound This post comes about after a little conversation on the forums where I was talking about using the xaml stack save and load objects. Here’s what I said: Bob  (it’s a little…

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Introducing the WF4 Designer

// standard disclaimer applies, this is based on the released Beta 1 bits, things are subject to change, if you are reading this in 2012, things may be, look, smell, work differently.  That said, if it’s 2012 and you’re reading this, drop me a line and let me know how you found this!   As…

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10-4 Good Buddy, First Look at WF 4

Our WF evangelist, Ron Jacobs, just posted a 10-4 screencast that walks through WF4 as it’s looking in VS 2010.  This is a good first look at our bits since PDC (we’ve changed things a little bit).  I really like that he takes it from a unit testing perspective.  There are certainly things that have…

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WF 4.0 -- Designer Type Visibility

One of the exercises I’m going through now is scrubbing our API and taking a hard look at types marked as public and trying to decide "does it really need to be public."  While on first blush, you can What I’d love to get from folks are answers to the following questions: Were there designer…

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Endpoint.tv Talks Tracking

I heard that the folks that bring you endpoint.tv are doing a two part series on Workflow Tracking in 3.0/3.5.  This is one of my favorite feature areas in 3.0/3.5, and one that I think is not talked about too often.  The team built a lot of functionality in there besides the very basic "emit…

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