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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Chapter 12. Diagnostics

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Using the WCF Test Client tool to test a service
  • Capturing a WCF request/response message via Fiddler tool
  • Using built-in tracing and message logging
  • Debugging in a Windows service host
  • Creating a custom Visual Studio Debugger Visualizer for WCF debugging
  • Using PerformanceCounters for WCF service monitoring

Introduction

In WCF service development, we often need to troubleshoot applications so as to figure out some problems or unexpected behaviors. Therefore, good diagnostic means will greatly improve the troubleshooting experience and simplify the problem-resolving process.

WCF provides many built-in mechanisms and components for service application diagnostics and troubleshooting, together with some ...

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