Expanded Library

WCF Extensibility

by Carlos Figueira

This course presents to you the many extensibility points in WCF, from the service model, runtime and channel module; with many examples of real problems which can be solved by customizing the building blocks of the WCF framework.

What you'll learn

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a very powerful framework for building connected systems in the Windows platform. WCF has many building blocks which can be used out-of-the-box to build complex applications. It also has many extensibility hooks where we can customize the framework by configuring or replacing many of those building blocks. This course will look at the extensibility points in WCF, from its description to the runtime to the channel model; also covering the extensibility in the WCF serialization. Most of the extensibility points will be described and presented with code demonstrating how it can be used to solve a real-life scenario.

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About the author

Carlos Figueira is a Senior Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft, currently working on the Web Platform and Tools team. Carlos has worked in the WCF team for over 5 years, since its first version, and has been an active member of the community forums for WCF (MSDN and StackOverflow). Carlos lives in Redmond with his wife and two children.

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