endpoint.tv Screencast - Using the WCF to Consume Services in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

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Welcome to the latest video in the weekly WF/WCF Screencast series.

In this short video, CSD MVP Matt Milner from PluralSight guides the viewer through how to use the WF 3.5 SendActivity to synchronously consume services using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) - it picks up from last week's screencast that introduced use of the ReceiveActivity.

To add a call to a remote service, we add a ReceiveActivity where there had been custom code and wire it to the proper service interfaces. Matt then uses ChannelTokens to use them to map the ReceiveActivity and SendActivity together.

Along the way, we use the Add Service Reference option to talk to the MEX endpoint (created last week), and create the configuration information from the WCF service endpoint. Matt also dives in deeper into the use of workflow activity events and properties.

For additional information on WF, please check out the WF Dev Center on MSDN and the .NET Endpoint team blog. For more information on classes offered by Aaron and the PluralSight folks, check out their catalog of instructor led courses and new online courses that cover a variety of Microsoft technologies, ranging from .NET v3.5 to WSS to BizTalk server.

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