Friday, February 03, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
How to enable the free form designer for state machine workflow...
I've been following the windows workflow foundation walkthrough very closely, but as soon as I've started with the state machine section I got a bit stuck.
In the article a wonderful picture of how the workflow should like appears, something similiar to this -
However, my workflow designer showed something a bit more, let say, minimal -
In order to enable the free form state machine designer, you must add a DWORD value in the registry to HKEYLocalMachine\Software\Microsoft\Windows Workflow Foundation. The name of the DWORD value is "EnableFreeForm", and its value should be 1.
Adding the registry entry and re-opening VS.net showed my workflow in all it's glory.
As I've said - a classic RTFM, I hope this will help someone else, who, like me, only reads the manual when everything else fails.