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Workflow Designer on ASP.NET app

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  • Everybody know if Workflow Designer can be embebed in ASP.NET applications?

    Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:13 PM

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  • We just published a new example on the community site (http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net) over the weekend that shows how to use the Workflow Designer Control.  Based on this example, you could embed the Workflow Designer control in a web page using <object> tags.   This is what Dharma Shukla did in his demo at the PDC.   

    The sample is available here.   Aditya Bhandarkar is responsible for the Workflwo designer functionality.  He worked for late on Friday and into the weekend to package up this example.  I hope this helps. 

    Please note, we do expect the APIs for the Workflow Designer to change fairly significantly with Beta 2. 


    James Conard
    Architect Evangelist - Windows Workflow Foundation
    http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jamescon

     

     

    Monday, September 26, 2005 1:32 AM

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  • I assume that you're referring to the Workflow Designer control that is exposed in Visual Studio 2005. This designer could actually be packaged up as a ActiveX control and embedded in a web page. Dharma Shukla will actually show a demo that does exactly this in his PDC presentation (COM325) later today. We can probably get the demo posted to the community site (http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net ) next week if that would help.
    Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:16 PM
  • Thank you.
    Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:21 PM
  • Seeing a sample of this would be awesome.

    Friday, September 16, 2005 3:39 PM
  • Meanwhile I found these embeddable workflow .NET controls and workflow engine for ASP.NET at www.skelta.com, that includes a Workflow Process Designer with the possibility to be extended with Custom Activities, using VS.NET as development platform. 
    They seem cool because they are client plataform independet (no ActiveX).
    They have also some add on's for SharePoint and CMS.
    Friday, September 16, 2005 4:01 PM
  • Were you able to post the demo yet?
    Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:07 PM
  •  AlexGadea wrote:
    Were you able to post the demo yet?


    Not yet.   Aditya Bhandarkar, a developer responsible for the WWF Designer Framework, is working on it as we speak.

    Hopefully we'll get it posted over the weekend. 


    James Conard
    Architect Evangelist - Windows Workflow Foundation
    http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jamescon
    Friday, September 23, 2005 5:30 PM
  • We just published a new example on the community site (http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net) over the weekend that shows how to use the Workflow Designer Control.  Based on this example, you could embed the Workflow Designer control in a web page using <object> tags.   This is what Dharma Shukla did in his demo at the PDC.   

    The sample is available here.   Aditya Bhandarkar is responsible for the Workflwo designer functionality.  He worked for late on Friday and into the weekend to package up this example.  I hope this helps. 

    Please note, we do expect the APIs for the Workflow Designer to change fairly significantly with Beta 2. 


    James Conard
    Architect Evangelist - Windows Workflow Foundation
    http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jamescon

     

     

    Monday, September 26, 2005 1:32 AM
  • Several people have posted asking "Everybody know if Workflow Designer can be embebed in ASP.NET applications?"

    Microsoft keeps responding "look at http://www.windowsworkflow.net/default.aspx?tabindex=4&tabid=41#technologysamples".

    James and company: please take a look at this page yourselves. There is no such sample on this page.

    Do you have a sample that shows how to host the WWF design surface as an interactive control in an ASP.NET page?

    Michael.
    Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:51 AM
  • James, unmark your reply as an "Answer". 

    It is not an answer to the question that was posted.

    It turns out that it is not/never possible to host the WWF designer control in an ASP.NET page using Beta 1. 

    Checkout http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=146431&SiteID=1.

    Michael Herman
    Parallelspace Corporation

    Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:21 PM