Thursday, July 3, 2008

WCF Basics


  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is an SDK for developing and deploying services on Windows.
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a platform, a framework if you will, for creating and distributing connected applications.
  • Building services is significantly easier with WCF
  • WCF provides interoperability between services.
  • Most all of the WCF functionality is included in a single assembly called System.ServiceModel.dll in the System.ServiceModel namespace.
  • WCF is part of .NET 3.0 and requires .NET 2.0, so it can only run on operation systems that support it:
    • Windows Vista (client and server),
    • Windows XP SP2, and
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1
    • Windows Server 2008

Layered architecture of Windows Communication Foundation:

Professional WCF Programming
Programming WCF Services
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