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Programming Windows Workflow Foundation: Practical WF Techniques and Examples using XAML and C# by K. Scott Allen

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Chapter 5. Custom Activities

Building software with a general-purpose framework is fun, but not necessarily productive. Building software with a framework that specializes in solving our day-to-day problems can be fun and productive. We can tailor Windows Workflow to solve our day‑to‑day problems by writing custom activities. A custom activity might solve problems in a specific business domain such as a custom activity that can request tests on a patient's blood sample for healthcare applications. We could also write custom activities for a technology domain. If our applications make heavy use of Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), it would make sense to build custom activities that interact with MSMQ.

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