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6461A: Visual Studio 2008: Windows Communication Foundation (VB)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Build a simple WCF service and client.
• Create and configure a service as a managed application and select an appropriate hosting option.
• Expose a WCF service over different endpoints and add run-time functionality by using behaviors.
• Improve debugging capabilities by examining messages and service activity.
• Define service, operation, and data contracts to meet application requirements.
• Add error handling to a WCF application.
• Address service quality issues such as performance, availability, concurrency, and instance management.
• Implement security in a WCF application.
• Protect data integrity through correct use of transactions.
 

Course Outline
Module 1: Getting Started with Windows Communication Foundation

This module explains how to build a simple WCF service and client.

Lessons

• Designing an Application to Be Part of a Service Oriented Architecture
• Overview of WCF Architecture
• Using a Language-Level Interface As a Service Contract
• Implementing a Simple WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008
• Consuming a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008
 

Lab: Creating a Simple Service

• Creating a Simple WCF Service
• Calling the Simple WCF Service
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain how to design an application as part of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
• Describe the main parts of the WCF architecture.
• Create a simple service contract for a WCF service.
• Implement a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008.
• Consume a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008.
 

Module 2: Configuring and Hosting WCF Services

This module explains how to create and configure a WCF service as a managed application and select an appropriate hosting option.

Lessons

• Programmatically Configuring a Managed Application to Host a WCF Service
• Programmatically Configuring a Managed Application to Call a WCF Service
• Defining Client and Service Settings by Using File-Based Configuration
• Selecting a Hosting Option for a WCF Service
• Deploying a WCF Service
 

Lab: Configure and Host a WCF Service

• Creating a Programmatically Configured Managed Application to Host a Service
• Calling a Service Hosted in a Managed Application by Using Programmatic Configuration
• Defining Service Settings by Using External Configuration
• Employing Different Hosting Options for a Service
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create a programmatically-configured managed application that hosts a WCF service.
• Call a WCF service hosted in a managed application by using programmatic configuration.
• Define WCF service settings by using external configuration.
• Select the best hosting option for a WCF service.
• Deploy a WCF service onto a remote host.
 

Module 3: Endpoints and Behaviors

This module explains how to expose a WCF service over different endpoints and add run-time functionality by using behaviors.

Lessons

• Exposing WCF Services Over Different Endpoints
• Adding Behaviors to Services and Endpoints
• Interoperating with Non-WCF Web services
 

Lab: Changing Service Endpoints and Behaviors

• Exposing Services by Using Different Bindings
• Adding Metadata Exchange to a Service
• Creating WCF Clients and Services That Interoperate with Non-WCF Web Services
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Expose WCF services by using different bindings.
• Add behaviors to services and endpoints.
• Create WCF clients and services that interoperate with different types of Web services.
 

Module 4: Debugging and Diagnostics

This module explains how to improve debugging capabilities by examining messages and service activity.

Lessons

• Logging Messages
• Activity Tracing
 

Lab: Message Logging and Activity

• Generating Logging Information for a Service
• Enabling End-to-End Tracing for a Service
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Log WCF messages.
• Trace WCF service activity.
 

Module 5: Designing and Defining Contracts

This module explains how to define service, operation, and data contracts to meet application requirements.

Lessons

• Designing a Coherent and Cohesive WCF Service Interface
• Defining a Service Contract
• Defining Operations on a Service
• Defining a Data Contract
 

Lab: Contracts for Services and Data

• Defining and Implementing a One-Way Operation Contract
• Passing Complex Data with a Data Contract
• Defining and Implementing a Callback Contract
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Design a coherent and cohesive service contract.
• Define a service contract.
• Define operations on a service.
• Define a data contract.
 

Module 6: Handling Errors

This module explains how to add error handling to a WCF application.

Lessons

• Relating .NET Exceptions to Service-Level Faults
• Using Faults in a Service
• Handling Faults and Exceptions on Clients
 

Lab: Error Handling

• Handling Unexpected Errors in a WCF Service
• Add Fault Handling to a WCF Service and the Service Contract
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain how .NET exceptions relate to service-level faults.
• Define fault information in a service contract.
• Handle service exceptions on clients.
 

Module 7: Improving WCF Service Quality

This module explains how to address service quality issues such as performance, availability, concurrency, and instance management.

Lessons

• Managing WCF Service Instances
• Managing Concurrency Issues
• Improving WCF Service Quality
 

Lab: Improving WCF Service Quality

• Managing WCF Service Instances
• Managing Concurrency Issues
• Throttling Access to a WCF Service
• Passing Bulk Data Between a WCF Client and Service
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Manage WCF service instances.
• Manage concurrency issues.
• Improve WCF service performance.
 

Module 8: Implementing WCF Security

This module explains how to implement security in a WCF application.

Lessons

• Overview of Security in WCF
• Applying Overall Security Requirements to a Binding
• Specifying Required Client and Service Credentials
• Working With Security Information
 

Lab: Protecting a Service

• Applying Security for Internal Network Communication
• Applying Security for Internet Communication
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain the process for implementing security in WCF.
• Apply overall security requirements to a binding.
• Specify required client and service credentials.
• Work with security information.
 

Module 9: Implementing Transactions

This module explains how to protect data integrity through correct use of transactions.

Lessons

• Overview of Transactions in a Service-Oriented Application
• Creating Transactional Service Operations
• Enabling the Flow of Transactions from Client to Service
 

Lab: Implementing Transactions for a Service

• Controlling the Flow of a Transaction from Client to Service
• Forcing a Transaction to Start When a Service Operation Is Called
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain how transactions work in a service-oriented application.
• Create transactional service operations.
• Control transaction flow from client to service.

 

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