Implementing WCF Services

Visual Studio 2010 offers some project templates for creating WCF projects. Table 41.2 lists them all.

Table 41.2 WCF Project Templates


This book covers the WCF Service Application template that is useful because it provides service self-hosting. Basically a WCF service cannot be run or consumed as a standalone and must be hosted inside a .NET application. Host applications can be of several types: Console applications, Internet Information Services, and ASP.NET Development Server are all valid host applications. The WCF Service Application template provides hosting inside the ASP.NET Development Server that ships with ...

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