Chapter 2. Hosting a WCF Service

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a WCF service runs.

  • Explain the different ways you can host a WCF service.

  • Build a Windows Presentation Foundation application and a Windows service that host a WCF service.

  • Describe the different bindings available for communicating with a WCF service.

  • Use multiple bindings with a WCF service.

In the previous chapter, you saw how to create a WCF service, how to deploy a WCF service to Internet Information Services (IIS), and how to access it from a client application. This chapter describes in more detail how a WCF service works and explains some of the other options you have for hosting a WCF service. In this chapter, you will build and configure host ...

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