Windows Communication Foundation is a part of the .NET Framework that provides a unified programming model for rapidly building service-oriented applications.

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Identity and Access Control in Web API vs WCF

Our team is looking to introduce Web API, MVC/ASP.NET implementation in our SOA. I am having a hard time trying to wrap my head around the identity and access control it has compared to WCF. WCF has ...
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How do I manage the technical debate over WCF vs. Web API?

I'm managing a team of like 15 developers now, and we are stuck at a point on choosing the technology, where the team is broken into two completely opposite teams, debating over usage of WCF vs. Web ...
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Is OAuth (2.0) is the right choice to make WCF WebService secure?

I have WCF webservice which serves to various mobile application. This was implemented with typical HTTPS/SSL. But there are some cases like Replay Attack needs to be considered in the security aspect....
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Is Moving Entity Framework objects over a webservice really the best way?

I've inherited a .NET project that has close to 2 thousand clients out in the field that need to push data periodically up to a central repository. The clients wake up and attempt to push the data up ...
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Is Windows Workflow Foundation appropriate for a CPU-heavy async application?

At one of the DevDays conferences a presenter said that Workflow Foundation isn't just for applications that require persistence, but they can make it easier to write and maintain Async WCF code and ...
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Minimizing data sent over a webservice call on expensive connection

I am working on a system that has many remote laptops all connected to the internet through cellular data connections. The application will synchronize periodically to a central database. The ...
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How do I reduce the number of WCF config files in a SOA?

After embracing the whole SOA thing, I've found that I'm gradually drowning in a sea of web.config and app.config files. As an example, one system has 2 services that it interacts with. Each service ...
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Interfaces, Adapters, exposing business objects via WCF design

I know there have been countless discussions about this but I think this question is slightly different and may perhaps prompt a heated discussion (lets keep it friendly). The scene: I am developing ...
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Uses of WCF Binding

From MSDN, we have the following definition of WCF Binding Bindings specify how a WCF service endpoint communicates with other endpoints. At its most basic, a binding must specify the ...
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Why does DataContractJsonSerializer not include generic like JavaScriptSerializer?

So the JavaScriptSerializer was deprecated in favor of the DataContractJsonSerializer. var client = new WebClient(); var json = await client.DownloadStringTaskAsync(url); // http://example.com/api/...
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Which design pattern is typically used when designing a WCF data services driven Winforms application?

Please excuse me as I am a bit new to the following technologies and practices. I have been given the task to create a management suite utilizing an MDI GUI. This suite will be the front end to a WCF ...
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How do I create a web service with high amounts of traffic that works effectively with lots of different users? [closed]

I have created web services before that are used by a small number of users but have a new project that would have lots of users. For each user that uses the services, this is what they would do: 1) ...
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ASP.NET MVC Web Site & WCF Web Service - Sharing functionalities

I have the following situation: I have to create a website and a web service that will share a part of the functionalities. This is why I do not want to write code twice. I have thought of the ...
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Designing an API for service operations with closely related parameters

I'm having trouble deciding how to design this service API. public class GetCurrentValuesRequest { public int ReferenceID { get; set; } public int[] FilterIDs { get; set; } } public class ...
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Does Silverlight5 provide anything new for WCF

From WCF standpoint, just wondering whether I can leverage anything after upgrade from Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5? I did some research regarding new features of SL5 and cannot find anything about ...
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WCF Keep Alive: Whether to disable keepAliveEnabled

I have a WCF web service hosted in a load balanced environment. I do not need any WCF session related functionality in the service. QUESTION What are the scenarios in which performances will be ...
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Are Request/Response Parameter Wrappers Good Practice?

I've seen several different ways to design WCF services, and it seems some developers prefer parameter wrappers while others favor 'naked' parameters. To explain what I mean, consider the following ...
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Should web service response use a base class or generic class?

In my RESTful WCF web service I have something like the following response object. public class WebResponse<T> { public bool Success { get; set; } public T Data { get; set; } ...
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Ria service security

I have a silverlight app that connects to a entity framework over WCF ria service. These calls have to be secure. What can I do so only valid users can call the ria service, and to make the call ...
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Secure silverlight WCF calls

I have a Silverlight application that uses Entity Framework. The application are protected with a login made in ASP, so only valid users get the xap file. Have do I secure the WCF calls to the ...
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Validating Objects With XSDs: Is Re-Serializing Redundant or Negligible?

Context: I've got a web service that deals with request / response objects. There are strict, externally-defined schemas constraining both the structure and the content of both requests and responses....
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Is there an advantage to using WCF or WebAPI for mobile?

I'm looking at doing my first mobile development using Mono Touch and Mono for Android. I'd like them to communicate with an ASP.NET MVC 4 site I'm designing. I've worked with WCF and WebAPI in the ...
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WCF hardware requirement

I read the hardware requirements of WCF in a book and two of them are the following ones: A DVD-ROM drive A 1024 × 768 or higher resolution display with 256 colors or more Why is there a ...
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WCF service as a proxy for publishing real-time data to a WPF/MVVM clients

I've been tasked with creating a dashboard application to show real time updates for our servers. The raw data comes in from an XML file on our intranet which I need to parse and present to the user. ...
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Interaction of a GUI-based App and Windows Service

I am working on personal project that will be designed to help manage my media library, specifically recordings created by Windows Media Center. So I am going to have the following parts to this ...
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Implement service layer in MVC

We have a defined service layer hosted in WCF. We are now building a website that will need to use the services functionality. The website is being written in ASP.NET MVC 4 and I'm trying to decide ...
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Azure website that talks to third party services

I have website that crawls data from many third party services when user browse to webpage. This can be really slow because I hit third party server and process returned data before showing it to user....
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SOA in .NET 4.5 with MSMQ Durability

I have been doing some investigation regarding ASP.NET Web API. I have enjoyed using the WCF REST template to create new RESTful web services, and Web API seems to be a cleaner iteration on that. ...
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Apply WCF For Large Projects [closed]

We have a large project that has nearly 20 modules on it. We want to use WCF for the business layer. We have thought of three ways to implement WCF our project: Use only one datacontract and one ...
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If I implement a web-service, how do I respond to POST requests with JSON?

I have to make a rather complex system for my diploma work. Logically it will consist of the following components: Database Web-service Management with web interface Client iOS application that will ...
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Is passing the Model around in this way considered bad practice?

If I have a view called, for example, ViewDetails that displays user information in labels and has a Model called ViewDetailsModel and if I want to allow the user to click a button to edit some of ...
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WCF an Entity Framework connection

I have a 100+ users on a Silverlight application that uses WCF and entity framework. Everyone has their own database and here comes my problem. How do I make sure that only the user gets access to ...
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MVC or Extract Service Layer

we have an application that is built with .Net MVC. We are now tasked with exposing API's to third parties. Members on our team want to just continue down our current path and just use more ...
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How to structure an application that combines WCF and WPF

I'm in the process of learning how to use WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) to allow a client/server desktop application to communicate. The application's UI will be implemented using WPF, and we ...
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Should I Use WCF For My Purpose?

I wrote two programs that server and client can connect to each other (one program for server and another for client) with their IP addresses (socket programming). Now I want to modify it so that if ...
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WCF/webservice architecture question

I have a requirement to create a webservice to expose certain items from a CMS as a web service, and I need some suggestions - the structure of the items is as such: item - field 1 - field 2 - field ...
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Is this the correct way to implement .NET MVC website structure?

I have recently seen a .NET MVC solution in which the markup in the .aspx views which appear to have a Controller as their model i.e the controller seems to be providing the data for the view, and the ...
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Should I use both WCF and ASP.NET Web API

We already have a WCF API with basichttpbinding. Some of the calls have complex objects in both the response and request. We need to add RESTful abilities to the API. at first I tried adding a ...
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Dealing with API and error messages

We are in the process of constructing an API (using WCF). So far I noticed 2 ways in which methods could go wrong due to problems with the parameters sent. wrong format, for example we have a ...
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How should I deal with Time Zones in a .NET WCF application?

Our company runs a SaaS application where users log in from across the world (although mostly in the US). We store all our time relevant information as UTC, but we need to display times using local ...
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Designing a 3-phase commit web service

We already have a fully operational web service which caters requests from multiple paltform devices. Each device sends only one request at a time and immediately after a response for the request the ...
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Is it reasonable to use POCO's that inherit from DTO's?

I'm designing a tiered .NET application, and I want to use the Code First approach. I'm new to this, so I'm struggling to envision how it ought to be designed. Would the following be a reasonable ...
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Clients with multiple proxy and multithreading callbacks

I created a sessionful web service using WCF, and in particular I used the NetTcpBinding binding. In addition to methods to initiate and terminate a session, other methods allow the client to send to ...
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WCF service and security

Been building a WP7 app and now I need it to communicate to a WCF service I made to make changes to an SQL database. I am a little concerned about security as the user name and password for accessing ...
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Move from JSON to Protobuf. Is it worth it?

We have REST webservices that can serve XML or JSON (WCF). I'm toying with idea of implementing Protobufs. Why? PROS Less load on servers. Smaller message size - less traffic. It is easier to ...
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Should I swap from WCF to NserviceBus

We have a central server that sends and recieves messages from a number of PCs that are located on client networks in various locations. To facilitate this, currently I'm using WCF with TCPNetBindings,...
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Is WCF suitable for writing an application which is shared among applications?

I have developed and deployed few ASP.NET applications. Sometimes I want to stop the users from either inserting or updating a record when: Maintenance is going on. Stop operations due to payment ...
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What is a good design pattern / lib for iOS 5 to synchronize with a web service?

We are developing an iOS application that needs to synchronize with a remote server using web services. The existing web services have an "operations" style rather than REST (implemented in WCF but ...
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Is WCF a good fit for this problem?

I'm working to implement a data service solution that has 2 request functions but can respond with one of 3 transmission types: x12 EDI HTTP MIME multipart SOAP/XML + WSDL I would also need to ...
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JQuery / JSON + .Net Service Layer - to WCF or Not to WCF?

I Recently had a discussion with a colleague of mine about the pros / cons of WCF. He mentioned about how much code is generated to support WCF, and also the overhead required. It was mentioned that a ...