Handling Exceptions in WCF

WCF applications can throw communication exceptions that both services and clients need to handle. Typically, the most common exception in the WCF development is the System.ServiceModel.FaultException; it offers a generic, strongly typed flavor and a nongeneric one. The exception needs to first be handled in the WCF service, but the nongeneric implementation is less useful than the generic one because it provides less detailed information. Because of this, it is now important to consider how to handle the FaultException(Of T). Replace the ValidateBook method definition in the IBookService interface as follows:

<OperationContract()> <FaultContract(GetType(Book))>Function ValidateBook(bookToValidate ...

Get Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.