Welcome back to the WCF screencast series! After a short vacation covering WF topics, we return to WCF for the latest video in the weekly WF/WCF Screencast series.
In this short video, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard
guides the viewer through how to create your first WCF client application that consumes an existing WCF service (see the screencasts covering the
creation of a WCF service
and how to create endpoints
for more details). We add the service to the
client application using the WCF service's Metadata Exchange (MEX) endpoint - which generates the service definition and contract, which Aaron then writes the code to consume via code...and how to have VS2008 open up your client as the test client at F5 (debug)
instead of the standard WCF test client when the service is launched.
As he shows you how to write the client side code, he touches on how the service endpoint information is stored in the config files and storing the results back from the WCF service in local .NET object classes.
For additional information on WCF, please check out the WCF Dev Center on MSDN
.NET Endpoint team blog
. For more information on classes offered by Aaron and the PluralSight folks, check out their catalog of
instructor led courses
and new online courses
that cover a variety of Microsoft technologies, ranging from .NET v3.5 to WSS to BizTalk server.