Executing one workflow from another synchronously
InvokeWorkflow activity which comes with Workflow
Foundation (.NET 3.0) executes a workflow asynchronously. So,
if you are calling a workflow from ASP.NET which in turn calls
another workflow, the second workflow is going to be terminated
prematurely instead of executing completely. The reason is,
ManualWorkflowSchedulerService will execute the first
workflow synchronously and then finish the workflow execution and
close down. If you used
InvokeWorkflow activity in order to run another
workflow from the first workflow, it will start on another thread
and it will not get enough time to execute completely before the
parent workflow ends.
Here you see only one activity in the second workflow gets the
chance to execute. The remaining two activities do not get called
Luckily I found an implementation of synchronous workflow
It's an activity which takes the workflow as input and executes
it synchronously. The implementation is very interesting to see.
Please see the original blog post for details.