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WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities by Mike Liu

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Chapter 3. Hosting and Debugging the HelloWorld WCF Service

In the previous chapter, we built a basic HelloWorld WCF service and hosted it with ASP.NET Development Server. In this chapter, we will explore more hosting options for WCF services including hosting WCF services in a managed application, in a Windows Service, in IIS, and in other advanced WCF hosting applications.

We will also explain how to debug WCF services including debugging from the client application, debugging only the WCF service, attaching to the WCF service process, and the Just-In-Time debugger.

In this chapter, we will discuss:

  • Hosting the service in a console application
  • Hosting the service in a Windows Service application
  • Hosting the service in IIS
  • Testing the service
  • Debugging ...

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