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  1. Workflow Status Designer/Visualizer on the Web

    The idea is to show the status of workflow graphically. Typically we can do it by re-hosting the designer in a Rich Client, but the web equivalent is rather painful. Need a new HTML5 implementation. I have been planning on starting an open source version for a LONG time now, need the right kick in the pants to get down in. In my lob app I am using a highly customized version that spits out ImageMaps (sooooo web 1.0)...

    Once the visualizer is up, extend it to do small designer functionalities. Something akin to Nintex's workflow designer for Sharepoint. Something…

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      7 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose a Workflow Service through REST/JSON endpoints

      It'd be great if we could call Workflow Services directly from an AJAX application through REST/JSON endpoints. The current inability to define a contract first when defining a Workflow Services prevents us annotating the contract with the [WebGet] attribute which would be the obvious way to enable both a SOAP and REST endpoint on the same service.

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        9 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide Unit Testing for WF

        Update the old CodePlex Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting and build it into the framework with associated VS tooling.

        Sadly it looks like WF is now abandoned.

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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dynamic Update

          Why is it so difficult to update the definition of a Workflow? It's a very basic functionality of having to add, remove or modify an activity in design mode, but it has become impossible for me to upgrade because after generated map, running the "Load" always gives an error whose supporting documentation it is not help to solve the problem.

          I feel that the developers are very abandoned this issue. The technology works well, but the issue of dynamic update is very poor.

          For example, I get errors style:

          "State machine does not support Dynamic Update, if the trigger of…

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation support in Visual Studio 2017

            Please, add Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation projects support in Visual Studio 2017. For now they're marked as incompatible and link in UpgradeLog file redirects to site about VS 2015 https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/hh266747.aspx where it says, that you can open it in earlier VS versions. But that's not a solution for me if I would like to use VS 2017.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Combine all workflow activities into a universal workflow library without the need for Workflow Manager

              Add the Workflow activities that are under Microsoft.Activities and its child namespaces (Microsoft.Activities.Expressions, Microsoft.Activities.Hosting, Microsoft.Activities.Messaging, Microsoft.Activities.Client, Microsoft.Activities.Client.Security) into the collection of activities that are available under the WF designer toolbox in VS2015 and allow them to work without the need to use Workflow Manager

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make workflow XAML files open source as part of reference source

                  Currently, the source code for the workflow assemblies has been open sourced under the MIT license at https://github.com/microsoft/referencesource, but the XAML files and resource files are not included in that distribution. It would be great if you could release the entire package as part of the referencesource repository so that others can fork and improve the workflow framework.

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