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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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25.4. The Visual Studio WCF Project Templates

As will be explained in more detail later in this chapter, a WCF application is typically represented by three interrelated assemblies, one of which is a *.dll that contains the types that external callers can communicate with (in other words, the WCF service itself). When you wish to build a WCF service, it is perfectly permissible to select a standard Class Library project template (see Chapter 14) as a starting point and manually reference the WCF assemblies.

Alternatively, you can create a new WCF service by selecting the WCF Service Library project template of Visual Studio 2010 (see Figure 25-2). This project type automatically sets references to the required WCF assemblies; however, it also ...

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