Chapter 14. Discovering Services and Routing Messages

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Configure a WCF service to support discovery, and modify a client application to use discovery to locate services.

  • Implement a discovery proxy.

  • Describe how the WCF runtime for a service dispatches messages to operations.

  • Build a WCF service that transparently routes client requests to other WCF services.

  • Use the WCF RoutingService class to implement message routing.

When a client application sends a message to a WCF service, it sends the request through an endpoint. If you recall, an endpoint specifies three pieces of information: an address, a binding, and a contract. The address indicates where the message should go; the binding identifies the ...

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