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  • Blog Post: HOWTO: Properly Utilize a WCF Service Proxy Class in Code

    One critical thing when using proxy classes is to be aware of how to properly call methods and then close the proxy.  Because the proxy makes HTTP requests, (assuming your service is housed within IIS), unless you call .Close() on the proxy, those requests will be held open in IIS and threads will...
  • Blog Post: How to Arrange a Solution using the WCF Service Library and WCF Service Application Templates

    In Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2), there are two WCF application templates. The WCF Service Library is a class library that defines a WCF service, that can be exposed through a variety of WCF hosting options (i.e., IIS, a custom built WCF host, or a Windows Service). This WCF class library defines the service...
  • Blog Post: Guidance for Hosting and Consuming WCF Services

    Here is a great article on how to host and consume WCF Services. The great thing about this article is that provides prescriptive guidance on where to put the WCF Service once authored. Based on the establishment of enterprise environments, B2B and B2C or EAI models, the paper promotes a "Why not IIS...
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