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  • Blog Post: Using DataContracts with WCF Web API

    A few folks have been asking if it is possible to serialize/deserialize using the DataContractSerializer. Rest assured, yes it is possible. Now whether or not it is the easiest/most intuitive model well that it is a different question. If you read to the end the post you will see a bunch of extensions...
  • Blog Post: WebSockets, RIA/JS and WCF Web API at MIX, a whole lotta love for the web

    MIX was indeed a busy time for the WCF Team. We delivered several talks, and released several shiny new toys to the community for folks that are building web-based systems. WebSockets Craig Kitterman of our Interoperability group, and Paul Batum , whom you might know of from his work on Fluent...
  • Blog Post: WCF Web APIs Roundup - Volume 1

    A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex . Since then a bunch of folks in the community (and some internal folks) have been posting about their own explorations / thoughts of the new bits. it’s great to see the work that they are doing! I am going to start aggregating these...
  • Blog Post: Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

    If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no stranger to HTTP. Since .NET 3.5, we’ve been continually delivering capabilities in the platform to enable developers to expose services as resources over HTTP. Now we’re looking to raise the bar several notches...
  • Blog Post: Conditional GET and ETag Support in WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part ten of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Generating and including ETags in responses from a WCF WebHttp Service Adding Conditional GET support to a WCF WebHttp Service using ETags Over the course of...
  • Blog Post: Creating Views in WCF WebHttp Service with T4

    This is part nine of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Learning the basics of T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) Using T4 to create views in WCF WebHttp Services for text-based content Over the course of...
  • Blog Post: Returning Custom Formats from WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part eight of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Using the new WCF WebHttp Services API for content negotiation Returning content with custom formats in addition to XML and JSON Configuring WCF WebHttp Services...
  • Blog Post: Integrating ASP.NET Output Caching with WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part seven of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Creating ASP.NET cache profiles in configuration for use with WCF WebHttp Services Using the [AspNetCacheProfile] attribute to associate service operations with...
  • Blog Post: Using Routes to Compose WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part six of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Composing multiple WCF WebHttp Services into a single web service Using ASP.NET routes with WCF WebHttp Services Over the course of this blog post series, we...
  • Blog Post: Error Handling in WCF WebHttp Services with WebFaultException

    This is part five of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Handling Errors with the WebFaultException class Over the course of this blog post series, we are building a web service called TeamTask . TeamTask allows a team...
  • Blog Post: Automatic and Explicit Format Selection in WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part four of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Configuring automatic format selection for a WCF WebHttp Service Setting the response format explicitly in code per request Over the course of this blog post...
  • Blog Post: Updating State in WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part three of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Creating operations for updating server state with the [WebInvoke] attribute Persisting changes with the ADO.NET Entity Framework in a web service scenario ...
  • Blog Post: Clients and the Automatic Help Page in WCF WebHttp Services

    This is part two of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Using the HttpClient from the WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 Browsing the Automatic Help Page of a WCF WebHttp Service Over the course of this blog post series...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4

    This is part one of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4. In this post we will cover: Downloading and using the new online project templates for WCF WebHttp Services Learning the basics of a WCF WebHttp Service : [WebGet] and UriTemplates Creating...
  • Blog Post: Introducing WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4

    Over the next six weeks we are going to be releasing a series of blog posts that will focus on the new features in .NET 4 around WCF WebHttp Services . WCF WebHttp Services is the flavor of WCF that is most appropriate for developers who need complete control over the URI, format, and protocol when...
  • Blog Post: WCF, Data Services and RIA Services Alignment Questions and Answers

    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the heart of the Microsoft Developer story around services. WCF is the unified programming model for working with services in the enterprise and across the Internet in .NET applications. As highlighted in sessions at this year’s PDC, .NET Framework 4 makes...
  • Blog Post: The WCF services ecosystem

    At PDC, Microsoft announced the rebranding of ADO.NET Data Services as WCF Data Services and of .NET RIA Services as WCF RIA Services . This is not just a product marketing decision – it is also a technical commitment to provide a coherent and unified services story on .NET. The current implementations...
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