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David Paquette CDD (Caffeine Driven Development) October 2009 Entries
Adding Workflows in VS 2010
In Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you specifically selected if you were adding a Sequential Workflow or a Flowchart Workflow to your project. In Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, everything is an activity. Instead of adding specific types of workflows to your project, you add an Activity. In the Workflow Designer, you then drag either a Sequence activity or a Flowchart activity to the activity you just created. This might seem like a small difference, but this really improves the composability of workflows ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:22 AM

WF4 Performance
I have been playing around with the idea of modeling business rules as a set of small workflows (Flowcharts in WF4). In the application, this would result in small workflows being called a large number of times. I decided to investigate the performance overhead of invoking a workflow in WF4, the workflow technology in .NET 4. Since I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2, this also seemed like a good opportunity to evaluate the performance profiler included in this edition of VS 2010. For this ......

Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 2:46 AM

VS 2010 Beta 2 Available
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to the general public (MSDN subscribers have been able to download it for a few days now). I am currently in the process of installing it. In particular, I'm interested in seeing the changes to WF4. Check out Matt Winkler's blog posting describing the WF4 Changes Between Beta 1 and Beta 2 ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:33 AM

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