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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Is WCF strictly an asynchonous comms platform?

Since I last had to do any comms/network programming, the field has exploded with acronyms. In fact, networking almost feels like it is now described by a whole new language. The very name "Windows ...
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Reliable secure data exchange between service written on .NET and an iOS client app

I have a service written on .NET working on a company server. It designed to do a very simple thing, to receive a request via WCF named pipes from another service working locally on the same server, ...
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Should I use WCF, raw Sockets, or something else to send receive data from a command line app?

I have a command line app, that will be multi-threaded and serve inbound and outbound clients. It will send and receive Binary data structures generated by protobuf.net My question is, how should ...
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Long running task initiated in the web site

The plan is to develop generic solution for long running task initiated in web site by users such as: 1. upload large file and do some custom processing and then insert in the database. 2. export ...
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Server should accumulate several requests and to retrurn response for all

For example I have a server [c#] and 4 clients. When the first client sends a request to the server I want to push a notification to the other 3 clients that they should send a request to the server ...
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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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Can't understand on how to implement MVP/MVC for my software requirements [closed]

Recently I decided to start developing a client/service based system using WCF and a Duplex Channel (callbacks from Service to client). The clients will behave as "slaves", that is, they will only ...
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Storing a WCF endpoint in the registry - worried about security

I am storing my wcf endpoint in the registry, and using that whenever my app starts up to instantiate a wcf derived object. The user can change the endpoint location, to another server, and the ...
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WCF vs Web API, Deeper details? [closed]

Before I continue, I just want to mention I have heavily researched and searched on this topic, but I need the opinion of people who have worked/and or have practical knowledge with regards to this ...
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X509 certificate question on WCF

My condition: A WCF service which is self-hosted and it's on a Win8 Machine. Client is a WPF Program on another machine. Then I follow the article on Codeproject about how to set X509 certificate ...
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ISerializable vs WCF attributes

In C# .NET there is two main possibilities to serialize and object. Implementing the ISerializable interface? Using the [DataContract/DataMember] serialization attribute of WCF? What are the ...
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Problem : Certificate for multi Clients of WCF

If My WCF service have big number of clients through the Internet,then whether should all of them share the same Client Certificate(X509)? And if their certificates should be unique , what should I ...
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How to stop the WCF service (database queriying) running behind

I have a WCF service which will get an object with huge data from database in the form of collection. I have a UI which has get and cancel buttons . Get button : make service request and continue ...
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WCF service - best way to accept requests from a client and do background work?

For a project at work, I was tasked to create a WCF service that will receive email messages from client and queue them on a database, while at the same time the service will check the DB every 30 ...
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How do I access databases from a mobile device securely?

I have been doing some research on accessing a DB from mobile devices. There are so many different ways of doing it. There are also multiple ways to make it secure. What is a good way to access a ...
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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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Single configuration file for multiple WCF services

We have a scenario where we have multiple WCF services hosted on the same server connecting to same database. But currently they all have their separate web.config files. So each time there is some ...
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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 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 handle field level Acces Security when using Entity Framework

Scenario: a large existing system (~300 tables, 500 stored procs, 200 views and a code base of several 100k lines) with most security level stuff in stored procedures needs to be refactored (for ...
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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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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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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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WCF service to get an atom feed

I am very new to programming and my first task is to create a WCF service that will take an ATOM feed and expose it to my application. Now, I've read up on XML serialization and syndication but it ...
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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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Developing workflow for existing silverlight and WCF application

I have an already existing application in Silverlight 4.0 with WCF services. Now what I want is a workflow to be integrated along with the above application. The workflow will be a simple approval ...
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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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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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WCF or ASMX WebService [closed]

I have been asked to create a web service that communicates with Auth.NET CIM and Shipsurance API. My web service will be used by multiple applications (one a desktop and another a web application). ...
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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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Service Method to Use for Uploading Large Chunks of Data

I have a need to be able to provide a web-based service to upload large amounts of data that would come in as chunks as large as 10,000 lines of 950 byte records, which is 9.5 MB. I've gotten advice ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...