RuleSet Toolkit - .Net 4.0 or .Net 4.5 RRS feed

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  • WF (windows workflow foundation) rules authoring with RuleSet Toolkit question.

    Microsoft has provided Policy Activity for external rules file execution in .net 4.5. But did not upgrade rules editor with RuleSet Toolkit (only currently available in .Net 3.5 framework).

    How are we suppose to

    1. Load .net 4 and .net 4.5 assemblies in RuleSet Editor ?

    2. Is there better alternative Microsoft is suggesting to create externalized policy files?

    3. Why is Microsoft trying to kill RuleSet ToolKit?

    4. Is there any other .Net 4.0 or 4.5 supported rules/policy authoring tool available in market? (of course not Drool or BizTalk rules editor)


    Rahul Jain

    Los Angeles, CA

    Rahul Jain

    Monday, October 27, 2014 9:33 PM


  • Hi Rahul,

    1. RuleSet Toolkit applies to Windows Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4) and .Net 4.5.

    2. If you want to create externalized policy files in .Net 4.0/4.5, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee662962(v=vs.100).aspx

    The Uservoice site is for suggestions and ideas, what you would like to see in future versions of the Visual Studio suite of products. If you have any suggestions for Microsoft .NET framework products, you can submit it to Uservoice site, Visual Studio team will look into the issue according to the proof customers provide.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

    Best regards,


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    • Marked as answer by Angie Xu Friday, November 14, 2014 6:17 AM
    Monday, November 3, 2014 5:07 AM