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WCF Multi-layer Services Development with Entity Framework Fourth Edition by Mike Liu

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Hosting the WCF service in IIS Express

HelloWorldService is a class library. It has to be hosted in an environment where client applications can access it. In this section, we will learn how to host it using IIS Express. Later in the next chapter, we will discuss more hosting options for a WCF service.

Creating the host application

There are several built-in host applications for WCF services within Visual Studio 2013. However, in this section, we will manually create the host application so that you can have a better understanding of what a hosting application is really like under the hood. In subsequent chapters, we will learn and use the built-in hosting application.

To host the library using IIS Express, we need to add a new website to the solution. ...

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