Monday, November 22, 2010

Windows Workflow Foundation 4: State Machines

With the release of .NET Framework 4, Microsoft completely rewrote the Windows Workflow Foundation(WF) implementation. One of the consequences was that the original workflow types(state machine and sequential) were replaced by a new sequential and flowchart implementation leaving state machines out of the picture.

With the Microsoft WF State Machine Activity Pack CTP 1 Microsoft reintroduces a state machine implementation based on Windows Workflow Foundation in .NET Framework 4 (WF 4). The implementation contains not only a state machine runtime but also a graphical state machine designer.

It’s a really great and robust CTP for everyone who needs state machine workflows. Thank you, Microsoft.


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