Today I gave a session at SDC about Practical windows workflow foundation and a session on advanced activity development where I explained the way I build te WCF activities I published at codeplex.

 

I promised to put up my slides and code samples on my blog, so here they are:

slides for the Practical Workflow Foundation Session: here

demos:

01- Show how to use Workflow queue's: here

02 – Show how Activity Execution context spawns can lead to problems and how to solve them (By binding properties to parent workflow): here

03 – How to build a custom tracking service: here

04 – Show WCF activities to integrate with WCF: here

05 – How to unit test Workflows with the Memory persistence provider and XML File tracking service: here

You can find the Memory persistnce provider and the XMLFileTracking service at codeplex

 

Demo's and samples for the advanced activity development session:

See Codeplex code for all the demos and code

The slides : here

During this session I promised I would put the registry key setting on my blog to make the temporary generated workflow files are kept when Activity code generation occurs for a certain workflow. The registry key is the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v3.0\Setup\Windows Workflow Foundation\KeepTempFiles (DWORD) and set it to 1

 

Tomorrow I will do a session on Practical Team Foundation Server, and the slides I have for this session can be found here

Have fun with them,

Cheers,

Marcel

CTO at Xpirit, Microsoft Regional Director, Visual studio ALM MVP, Speaker, Pluralsight Author and IT Architect Consultant