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WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework by Mike Liu

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Why extend WCF services?

There are many reasons why you might need to extend a WCF service, such as the following:

  • Message validation
  • Parameter validation
  • Message logging
  • Message transformations
  • Custom serialization formats
  • Custom de-serialization formats
  • Output caching
  • Object pooling
  • Error handling
  • Authorization
  • Authentication

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