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Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation by Nishith Pathak, Amit Bahree, Shawn Cicoria, Dennis Mulder, Chris Peiris

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Consuming WCF Services

In the previous sections, you learned about the different hosting options you have. The chosen hosting scenario can have its influence on the consumer side. You can consume WCF services in several ways. If you are using WCF on the client side, you will be very productive because WCF comes with tools that can generate proxy classes to call WCF services. WCF provides the standards and tools support primarily through SvcUtil.exe. You'll use this as the primary metadata interpretation tool. That, in combination with the WCF Framework's ability to leverage reflection to interrogate types adorned with the appropriate attributes, makes the generation and use of the WCF Framework less complicated than with existing frameworks. ...

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