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  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – service deployed in Azure

    Alright then – lets move the WCF service to the cloud! Scenario – This is another take on my “Sunny or Cloudy” metro application we developed in my first post . We will make it visually appealing! And how do I plan to do that? Have you noticed how in the TV forecast, they show you weather information...
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – cross machine scenario

    So you have developed your WCF service to be consumed by your Metro client application – you would likely have done the development on your local machine. What is the next step [before we move to Azure ] ? You will probably take your service and deploy it on another machine either for testing cross machine...
  • Blog Post: WCF in Metro apps – supported functionality

    I wanted to do this quick post to outline the supported functionality in terms of commonly used APIs for WCF in Metro apps. I am not listing each and every included API in this post but just listing the top level ones which are commonly used to give you an idea. Let us know if you think there is something...
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – adding security

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] This is an extension to my earlier post - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/piyushjo/archive/2011/10/10/calling-a-wcf-service-from-a-metro-application.aspx where I did a walkthrough of calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine from a C# Metro client application....
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] In this post, we will do a walkthrough of creating a metro application calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine. Note that this is an application development/debug scenario only before you deploy your service on a different machine and this will not be...
  • Blog Post: WCF in Windows 8 Metro styled apps? Absolutely supported

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] Hi all, With Windows 8 metro styled applications getting a great buzz - I thought this was a perfect time to introduce the WCF support for Metro applications. We provide support for WCF client inside a Metro application with a subset of features compared to classic desktop...
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