Windows Communication Foundation Using C# - VS2017

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This course provides a thorough grounding in WCF, covering the essential concepts and shows how to implement WCF services and clients. The “ABC” of address, binding and contracts are covered in detail. Service contracts and data contracts are elaborated, and instance management is covered. The course includes a discussion of error handling and security and concludes with coverage of the WCF Routing Service.
Students should have a good working knowledge of building .NET applications with C#. Knowledge of building distributed systems and Web services will also be an advantage.

The course uses Visual Studio 2017 with .NET 4.6.1. The course discusses new features of WCF 4.5, including new bindings and support for the task-based asynchronous pattern and WebSockets. A large number of working examples and lab exercises are provided.
Learning Objectives:
Learn what WCF is, and how it unites existing distribution mechanisms
Gain an understanding of addressing and binding in WCF services
Use service contracts and data contracts
Implement WCF services and clients
Perform configuration in both code and configuration files
Understand faults and handle errors in WCF applications
Implement security in WCF applications
Understand the WCF Routing Service
WCF Essentials:
What is WCF?
WCF and Web API
Address, Binding and Contract
WCF Services and Clients
WCF Service Libraries
WCF Test Host and Test Client
WCF Clients
Channel Factories
Creating Proxies
Configuration Files
Standard Endpoints
WCF Architecture
Addresses and Bindings:
Message Exchange Patterns
Configuring Bindings
Interoperating with ASMX Web Services
Default Endpoints and Bindings
Service Descriptions
Multiple Endpoints
Service Contracts:
Defining Service Contracts
Defining Operation Contracts
Services with Multiple Contracts
Contract Inheritance
Operation Overloading
Instance Management:
Using Per-Call Services
Using Per-Session Services
Using Singleton Services
Configuring Behaviors
Windows Forms WCF Clients
Data Contracts:
Implementing Data Contracts
Mapping Data Contracts to XSD Schema
Arrays and Generic Collections
Versioning Data Contracts
More about Service Contracts:
Versioning Service Contracts
Implementing Message Exchange Patterns
Oneway Contracts
Duplex Contracts
Asynchronous Proxies
Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern
Handling Errors:
Faults and Exceptions
Generating and Handling Faults
Fault Contracts
Faults and Sessions
WCF Security:
Security Aspects of Services
Transport Security
Message Security
WCF Routing:
WCF Routing Service
Routing Configuration
Routing Contracts
Message Filters
Error Handling
Routing Scenarios