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WCF Architect for Windows

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Key Details of WCF Architect

  • Remove the tedious work of writing WCF code.
  • Last updated on August 28, 2015
  • There have been 2 updates
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Developer's Description

Remove the tedious work of writing WCF code.
WCF Architect is new way of creating WCF Services. Instead of spending hours hand-typing tedious WCF code and running batch scripts to handle your builds; WCF Architect allows you to enter in the basic information about your service and click a button. The build process handles everything after that, it will generate the necessary code, compile it into an assembly, generate the client proxies, builds the client proxies, and output it all to the folders you specify. Just one click. WCF Architects Dependency Projects are a unique capability that allow you to share WCF Data Types and Services between multiple WCF Projects. Using Dependency projects allows you to write one data type and use it in any project that is dependent on that project. This provides savings not only in code maintenance but allows advanced usage scenarios. For example, we use a Object Database for one our software packages, using Dependency projects allowed us to write one data type that the Database could understand and share that data type with different services and programs. WCF Architect will also generate ServiceHosts and their accompanying bindings. These are completely optional and do not affect your Services, but they can be a real time-saver as WCF Architect will make sure that both the Server and Client bindings match perfectly; saving you from a host of deployment headaches. WCF Architect can even generate Data Contract classes that support WPF DependencyObjects. When we started using WCF Architect internally we discovered that a task that previously took eight hours, now took only two. Instead of worrying about getting our services code just right before we wrote any useful code, we were able to build working code in days. If we needed to make a small change to our services, WCF Architect could handle it in a seamless fashion. We even found that we were able to write code first and WCF Architect would seamlessly integrate with our existing code.

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