Book: Pro WF 4.5
Now that you have picked up this book and are curious enough to read this introduction, let me share with you how
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) can help you to be a better developer. WF is a Microsoft .NET technology that
provides a fascinating way to develop software by defining workflows instead of writing conventional code.
Building workflows is an exercise in which visual models or diagrams represent how logic will flow. The first
chapter quickly explains why workflows are important and walks through different ways of modeling scenarios
outside of WF. Since building workflows is quite different from writing code, this chapter will give you a visual
grounding in modeling processes if you are new to modeling.
My passion for Windows Workflow (WF) started when I watched it being demoed (for the very first time) by
Microsoft. Hopefully that passion will infect you too, as you begin to understand how WF fits within your development
With the appearance of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5, a new version of WF has been released,
referred to as WF4.5. Whether you are familiar with WF or not, this book will help you understand the new features in
WF4.5 and how they can be used in real-world scenarios. I have taken pains to make sure that this book does not leave
WF beginners in the dark, while showing experienced developers how to use its very latest features to accomplish