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WinFX Workflow: Simplify Development With The Declarative Model Of Windows Workflow Foundation

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Windows Workflow Foundation allows you to write workflow-based programs in terms of domain-specific activities that are implemented in CLR-based programming languages such as C# and Visual Basic. Here Don Box and Dharma Shukla get you started.

Don Box and Dharma Shukla

MSDN Magazine January 2006

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