Instance creation using WorkflowHostingEndpoint
This topic applies to Windows Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4).
This sample uses the WorkflowHostingEndpoint to create a workflow instance hosted using WorkflowServiceHost. WorkflowHostingEndpoint is an extensibility point for WorkflowServiceHost that can be used in the following scenarios:
Creating new workflow instances.
Resuming bookmarks on a workflow instance hosted in a WorkflowServiceHost.
The sample endpoint that is included exposes a contract that provides operations to create a workflow and return an instance ID, or to create an instance with a specific ID. The sample console application creates a WorkflowServiceHost instance with a basic workflow definition, and adds a
CreationEndpoint to the host. It then calls the
Create operation on the endpoint to create a new workflow instance.
To set up, build, and run the sample
Build the solution.
Run the application. The
CreationEndpointconsole shows a message that includes the instance ID when the workflow instance is created. The message “Hello World!” is printed by the workflow on successful resumption of the bookmark.
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