Implementing WCF Services

Visual Studio 2015 offers some project templates for creating WCF projects. Table 37.2 lists them all.

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TABLE 37.2 WCF Project Templates

This book covers the WCF Service Application template, which is useful because it provides service self-hosting. 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 (including the Express edition), and ASP.NET Development Server are all valid host applications. The WCF Service Application template provides hosting inside the Internet Information ...

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