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

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Chapter 2. Hosting the HelloWorld WCF Service

In the previous chapter, we built a basic HelloWorld WCF service and hosted it within IIS Express. In this chapter, we will explore more hosting options for WCF services, such as the following:

  • Hosting a WCF service in a console application
  • Hosting a WCF service in a Windows service application
  • Hosting a WCF service in IIS using the HTTP protocol
  • Hosting a WCF service in IIS using the TCP protocol
  • Testing a WCF service

WCF hosting options

From the previous chapter, we know that a WCF service can be hosted within IIS Express. This method is the most convenient way to host a WCF service during the development stage.

Besides IIS Express, a WCF service can also be hosted in a managed application, such as a command-line ...

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