Chapter 11. Programmatically Controlling the Configuration and Communications

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the main elements of the WCF Service Model.

  • Create bindings by using code.

  • Implement a custom service behavior and add it to a service.

  • Connect to a service from a client application by using the service contract.

  • Send messages directly to a service without using a proxy object.

By now, you should have a good understanding of how to create WCF client applications and services and how to configure them so that they can communicate with each other. A compelling feature of WCF is the ability to perform many of these tasks by using configuration files. Behind the scenes, the WCF runtime takes this configuration information ...

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