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  • User-749395505 posted

    Dear Friends, Actually i want to know that What is Wcf and in which type of application we should use WCF.

    Or What is main use of WCF.

    Friday, March 29, 2013 3:57 AM

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  • User220959680 posted

    WCF stands for Windows Communication Foundation, which was released as part of Microsoft .Net framework 3.0 to implement Web services

    Before WCF framework distributed applications are implemented using various technologies such as .Net remoting, ASP.NET Web services (asmx) etc. WCF has introduced unified programming model to implement Web service applications, which are consumed  by number of client applications.

    What is Windows Communication Foundation

    WCF was initially supported SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocal) based Web services, even though there is support to implement RESTFul (Representational State Transfer)  web services it is NOT straight forward.

    RESTFul web services are widely used due to it supports wide variety client base i.e., web, phone, devices etc. 

    Microsoft has released ASP.NET Web API to implement RESTFul web services during August 2012

    WCF is more configuration based rather than convention based. Most of the RESTFul services are deployed using ASP.NET Web API as it is designed to implement HTTP based RESTFul services easily without concentrating on configuration. 

    Refer http://www.asp.net/web-api

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, March 29, 2013 7:22 AM

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  • User220959680 posted

    WCF stands for Windows Communication Foundation, which was released as part of Microsoft .Net framework 3.0 to implement Web services

    Before WCF framework distributed applications are implemented using various technologies such as .Net remoting, ASP.NET Web services (asmx) etc. WCF has introduced unified programming model to implement Web service applications, which are consumed  by number of client applications.

    What is Windows Communication Foundation

    WCF was initially supported SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocal) based Web services, even though there is support to implement RESTFul (Representational State Transfer)  web services it is NOT straight forward.

    RESTFul web services are widely used due to it supports wide variety client base i.e., web, phone, devices etc. 

    Microsoft has released ASP.NET Web API to implement RESTFul web services during August 2012

    WCF is more configuration based rather than convention based. Most of the RESTFul services are deployed using ASP.NET Web API as it is designed to implement HTTP based RESTFul services easily without concentrating on configuration. 

    Refer http://www.asp.net/web-api

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, March 29, 2013 7:22 AM
  • Friday, March 29, 2013 7:26 AM