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Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed by Alessandro Del Sole

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Implementing WCF Services

Visual Studio 2010 offers some project templates for creating WCF projects. Table 41.2 lists them all.

Table 41.2 WCF Project Templates

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This book covers the WCF Service Application template that is useful because it provides service self-hosting. Basically a WCF service cannot be run or consumed as a standalone and must be hosted inside a .NET application. Host applications can be of several types: Console applications, Internet Information Services, and ASP.NET Development Server are all valid host applications. The WCF Service Application template provides hosting inside the ASP.NET Development Server that ships with ...

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