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From Code Activity to Custom Activity

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With the new workflow extensions added to .Net 3.5, some of the ISVs I work with have expressed a renewed interest in the Workflow Foundation. This screencast is the first in a series of short clips intended to help developers begin writing activities quickly.

Part 2 is now up: Activity Defaults and Validation

Jared Bienz
ISV Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation
Sites of Interest:
MSDN Events | US ISV Team Blog

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  • Hello everyone

    I have created a small program to use transcripts with screencasts so that they can be searched, indexed etc. Right now I am doing the transcription myself.. no automation, unfortunately!

    This page has a link to the transcript for the above video.

    Hope you find this useful. Any feedback welcome!
  • I think that's a very interesting and worthwhile effort. Have you thought about making your player in Silverlight?

    The player on Channel9 is Silverlight, so the WMV files there are already perfect for streaming and wouldn’t need to be downloaded. The Ajax MediaPlayer control that’s part of the ASP.Net 3.5 Extensions has built in support for time-based subtitles. Or alternatively, with Silverlight 2.0, you could also easily write this in C#. And you’d have easy access to call web services or WCF services back to your transcript repository.

    Best yet, you can use Silverlight Streaming to host your player and get free high bandwidth distribution worldwide.

    I'll try to contact you through your blog. Let's not distract the discussion from the webcast.

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