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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Using WCF as an API for Database access by the GUI, or no?

Originally I asked this question on Stackoverflow but I was suggested to move the question here. I've asked this question a while ago in MSDN forums but I'd like a second opinion from ...
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What security is used by default in WSHttpBinding (service side) or the WCF Test client (client side)?

I recently moved a service from BasicHttpBinding to WSHttpBinding (i.e. soap 1.1 -> soap 1.2). In WCF, using WSHttpBinding() makes it start using some default security settings. I presume the same ...
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Best way to expose a data-oriented service

I'm currently tasked with writing a wcf service that, for now, will only used inside the company network, the problem is that I'm not sure how I should handle the operations it exposes. The software ...
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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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WCF service which takes XML file

I have a client requirement where I need to expose a web service which takes XML. Client will consume my web service and send XML . This web service need to be async. Could you please suggest any ...
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Are Calls to a WCF Service via JSONP Secure?

I am looking at developing a complete HTML5/JS mobile app that can be deployed to Android, iOS and Windows platforms. I am using DevExtreme tools to help me do that. I already have a WCF service that ...
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How to implement DDD in a distributed application with NHibernate?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web site working in this way: (In the controller) var user = _applicationService.GetUserById(1); user.ChangeEmail("mynemail@somewhere.com"); user.ChangeAddress("my new street", ...
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WCF Versioning, Naming and Endpoint URL

I have a WCF Service and a Main Lib1. Say, I have a Save Profile Service. WCF gets data (with predefined data contract) from client and pass the same to the Main Class Lib1, generate response and ...
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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 ...
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How to build a .Net app which runs on desktop and as a Windows Service

Ok, I hope this is not too much confusing (with my poor English). I want to build a small .Net 4.0 app which monitors several other applications on a Windows Server OR on a regular Windows PC. It will ...
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WCF and object-oriented programming

I am building a program which would have WCF support. I am using the MVC pattern. For each controller there is a WCF service class. e.g. I have CTRL.CTRLBooking, WCF.IWCFBooking and WCF.WCFBooking. ...
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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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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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Learning Issued Token in Federated Service

I would like to learn federated WCF service. I have the following in my system. • Windows XP • Visual Studio 2010 Express • SQL Server 2008 Express Is it possible to create a federated ...
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In Windows 8 will it be possible to use WCF in conjunction with HTML5/JS?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard that communicating with a database in Windows 8 will more than likely be done with WCF when working with C#/XAML. If this is true then will this also be the ...
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Template for writing requirements/specs for a WCF service interface

I need to write requirements/specs for a WCF service interface between our system and a third-party BizTalk server. I'm not quite sure how to do this, so I'm looking for a template. I guess I should ...
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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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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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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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Should db be mapped directly to the UI or should there be multiple layers of enties/models with mappings to/from each?

I would like to know arguments for/against this concept. Technologies in use from the bottom up: MSSQL 2012 DB (exclusively accessed via sprocs) Entity Framework WCF Web Service ASP.NET Webforms ...
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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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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); // ...
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Implementing a claims-based security model to secure a WCF service

Currently, all of our web applications (and the WCF services they interact with) are run internally. Nothing is exposed to the web. We want to open up our web applications to the Internet and will ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Designing A 2-Way SSL RESTful API

I am starting to develop a WCF API, which should serve some specific clients. We don't know which devices will be using the API so I thought that using a RESTful API will be the most flexible choice. ...
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Where should I locate the cache in a WCF service?

I am going to build a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service using Microsoft Enterprise Library for caching. I am wondering whether or not I should put the cache in the service layer. If I do ...
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How should an administrating web application control a WCF service's entities?

We have a WCF Service (self-hosted) which can receive several types of calls from the outside, each call encapsulates a business logic procedure. We need to construct a web application which will act ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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WCF + N-tier = why?

I've seen projects that use N-tier with WCF. When creating a WCF project in the solution it is often named with the word "service?" The main questions: Why and what benefit do you have when using WCF ...
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What is the difference between WCF service and a simple Web service in developing using .NET Framework?

My questions are: What is the difference between WCF service and a simple Web service in .NET Framework? What a WCF Service can do which a .NET Web service cant? In other words, what are the ...
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I'm currently behind two NAT's with no public IP. Is there a way to self-host a client/server application? [closed]

I'm planning to write some small application for me & my friends. Specific functionality aside, it should allow me to "host" a session (using a dedicated server application) and my friends to join ...
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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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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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Solutions for software using many calls to a server

I am developing software that uses many calls to a server. On a client side it's a Silverlight application. Almost every time a user clicks on a button in it, it sends 1-5 WCF calls to a server. There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Domain driven design and WCF services architecture

I am trying to figure out how to architecture my project in the DDD paradigm (a complete beginner in DDD) and stumbled upon a problem about the implementation of the web services... These are some ...
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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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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 ...