Windows Communication Foundation Using C# - VS2017

Course Description

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.
3 Days
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Prerequisites

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
Self-Hosting
WCF Clients
Channel Factories
Creating Proxies
Configuration Files
Metadata
Standard Endpoints
WCF Architecture

Addresses and Bindings

Addresses
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
Serialization
Arrays and Generic Collections
Enums
Versioning Data Contracts

More about Service Contracts

Versioning Service Contracts
Implementing Message Exchange Patterns
Oneway Contracts
Duplex Contracts
Asynchronous Proxies
Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern
WebSockets

Handling Errors

Faults and Exceptions
Generating and Handling Faults
Fault Contracts
Faults and Sessions

WCF Security

Security Aspects of Services
Transport Security
Message Security
Certificates
Credentials

WCF Routing

WCF Routing Service
Routing Configuration
Routing Contracts
Message Filters
Error Handling
Routing Scenarios

WCFWindows Communication FoundationC#Visual StudioVisual Studio 2017VS2017Microsoft Visual Studio 2017