How To Enable Service Metadata for Workflow Services

Try this… Create a new ASP.NET Web Application (MVC or Web Forms).  Then add a new a WCF Workflow Service to your web project. Now try to add a service reference to your workflow service.  It fails with an error. There was an error downloading metadata from the address. Please verify that you have entered…

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Troubleshooting Silverlight, WorkflowServices, WCF and Behavior Extensions

In my previous posts I’ve written about my experiences with WorkflowServices and Silverlight. Troubleshooting Workflow Services / Silverlight Using Workflow Services and Silverlight Together WorkflowServices, CanCreateInstance and Silverlight Problem with Extensions This morning I got an email notification that someone had posted a question about my Silverlight / State Machine Workflow Service sample on MSDN…

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WF4 WorkflowServices Troubleshooting Tip: Browse the XAMLX

I was doing some work on my Contoso HR Workflow Services sample application today when for some strange reason things were not working at all.  I found that when I tried to send a message to the Workflow Service from the ASP.NET code I got this exception. System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException was unhandled by user code   Message=The…

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Visual Studio 11 Preview and .NET 4 Platform Update 1 Side by Side Bug

If you install the Visual Studio 11 Preview release on a machine that has .NET 4 Platform Update 1 installed you will find that projects targeting .NET 4 Platform Update 1 will fail to build properly.  The error you will get is ‘System.Activities.XamlIntegration.ActivityXamlServices’ does not contain a definition for ‘InitializeComponent’ The bug has been fixed…

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Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4) Case Studies

Want to know about how our Customers are using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4)? Check out these case studies Customer Link Softeng Major IT Provider Deploys Web Solution in the Cloud, Avoids Thousands in Costs Ontario Systems ISV Speeds Innovation and Reaches New Markets with Microsoft Dynamics xRM Development Framework Jettainer Air Freight Container Firm Tracks…

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Using the WCF Test Client to Test Your Workflow Service

If you need a quick and simple way to manually test your WorkflowService the WCF Test Client makes it simple but there are a few tips that will make your life much easier. Tip: Add the WCF Test Client to your Visual Studio Tools menu Select Tools / External Tools Add the WCF Test Client…

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