The Home menu provides basic functions to create, open and save a workflow. A workflow or a business
process is a XAML/XAMLX (xml) file that is stored on a local drive making it easier to share/email with
other authors or developers. There are two file types supported by the tool.
This type of workflow will be executed by an application. Usually invoked by WorkflowInvoker or WorkflowApplication.
This type of workflow is going to run as a WCF services. Usually hosted by WorkflowServiceHost or IIS.
Authors can use the Add button if
external object models or workflow activities (have to be
included in the DLL)
need to be imported for process authoring. This is a normal senario where
developers build business oriented models and activities. These assemblies are imported into the
authoring envoirnment so that it simplifies the integration in the business process systems.
When the assembiles are imported, a copy of the files are generated in the plugin folder of the
installation folder of the tool. Click the View button to view all the imported assembiles.
Once the assemblies need to be updated to a new version, the authoring
environment has to be closed and the assemblies have to be cleaned up from the plugin folder. Then it
can be imported again to the process designer.
The XAML button shows the content of the physical workflow file. When a workflow is executed, a Trace
Viewer Dialog is opened automatically. The Trace button can be used to show the TraceViewer Dialog if
The Port textbox can be used to configure the WCF service running port when the XAMLX workflow is