Windows Workflow Foundation Programming

This section contains a set of primer topics that you should understand to become a proficient Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) programmer.

In This Section

Designing Workflows
Topics that describe the flow-control paradigms used in workflow development.

Using and Creating Activities
Topics that describes the system-provided activities available in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

Windows Workflow Foundation Data Model
Topics that describe variables, arguments and expressions in WF.

Waiting for Input in a Workflow
Topics that describes how to use bookmarks and messaging activities.

Exceptions, Transactions, and Compensation
Topics that describe how to use exception handlers, transactions, and compensation to handle run-time errors.

Hosting Workflows
Topics that describe the details for writing workflow host applications.

Dynamic Update
Describes how to use dynamic update to update the workflow definition of a persisted workflow instance.

Workflow Services
Topics that describe the programming model that supports writing services declaratively.

Workflow Persistence
Topics that describe the options for automatically or manually persisting workflow data and unloading workflows from memory.

Migration Guidance
Topics that describe how to migrate workflows from previous versions of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

Workflow Tracking and Tracing
Topics that describe workflow tracking and tracing and how these features are used for monitoring workflow applications.

Workflow Security
Discusses how to keep your workflow secure when using SQL and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Windows Workflow Foundation 4 Performance
Discusses Windows Workflow Foundation 4 performance and compares it to the previous version of WF.