endpoint.tv Screencast - Creating Your First WCF Client

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    hi I could not play this video plz help me

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    Same here...Appears that the screencast never changed from the initial splash screen.

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    you need to install the latest silverlight (version 3)

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    i can't believe the client is a console application.  will anyone ever get around to creating actual, enterprise usable examples?

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    these videos are really good; gr8 work by  Aaron and Cliff; thanx for these tutorials

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    Keith Cromm

    This is the stupidest tutorial out there.
    OK, I need to create a DYNAMIC end-point in that I don't know which IP address wherein I will communicate to.  I've got 50 systems and they all need to peer-to-peer, and on different ports at that.
    And I don't care to use console.
    You fail miserably in providing insight in real-world usage; e.g. a GUI versus a lame no-longer-used console crap thing.

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    Great  tutorial. It's great for showing the BASICS (ie the FIRST client)... As typical people don't seem to realize you need to understand the basics of WCF before you go to more advanced features...

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    Great videos for beginners!! Thanks for bringing the class room at the desk.

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    Run service (without debugger). In Client project, Add Service Reference with the address from the service (e.g. http://localhost:8731/service/mex) and select the interface of interest. This should also add the required WCF references.

    In Main, create a new client and pass the constructor the name of the endpoint taken from the client project's app.config file (in the client element) (e.g. WSHttpBinding_IEvalService).

    To run both the service and the client, r-click on the solution and set multiple startup projects.

    To prevent VS test client from showing up, open service project properties and, in Debug[Start Options], change the /client commandline args (e.g. to the relative directory of your custom client).

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