I will be presenting "An Introduction To Windows Workflow Foundation" at the VBUG meeting on 31st January 2007 at the Bristol Golf Club
. Doors open at 18:00 for a start at 19:00. Come along and have a chat beforehand or bring a problem you need an answer to or a top tip. Here’s the abstract for the evening:-
The worst thing about Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is that it is not immediately obvious how clever and really useful this technology is. Here’s why you should care: Consider a flow diagram that you draw in Visio. The diagram represents some program flow or work flow but it is static - it’s just a dumb drawing with no real intelligence. What if the diagram were a living diagram, each element on the diagram being represented by an equivalent .NET class. Better yet you could take the entire diagram and "run" it. Better yet you had a diagramming tool that could be used to create living flow diagrams in the same way that the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer creates living class diagrams. Better yet you could package up the designer and ship it in your application for your users to use in the same way that the Visual Studio PropertyGrid can be shipped in your application. This is Windows Workflow Foundation and it makes a real difference to the way we engineer software.