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Windows Communication Foundation [.NET Framework 4.0]

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. It enables developers to build secure, reliable, transacted solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments.

What's New in Windows Communication Foundation 4.5

Discusses features new to Windows Communication Foundation.

WCF Simplification Features

Discusses new features that make writing WCF applications simpler.

Guide to the Documentation

A description of the WCF documentation

Conceptual Overview

Summarizes information about the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) messaging system and the classes that support its use.

Getting Started Tutorial

A step by step tutorial to create a WCF service and client

Basic WCF Programming

Describes the fundamentals for creating Windows Communication Foundation applications.

WCF Feature Details

Shows topics that let you choose which WCF feature or features you need to employ.

Extending WCF

Describes how to modify and extend WCF runtime components

Guidelines and Best Practices

Provides guidelines for creating Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) applications.

Administration and Diagnostics

Describes the diagnostic features of WCF

WCF System Requirements

Describes system requirements needed to run WCF

Operating System Resources Required by WCF

Describes operating system resources required by WCF

Troubleshooting Setup Issues

Provides guidance for fixing WCF setup issues

Using the WCF Development Tools

Describes the Visual Studio Windows Communication Foundation development tools that can assist you in developing your WCFservice.

Windows Communication Foundation Tools

Describes WCF tools designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and manage WCF applications

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Samples

Samples that provide instruction on various aspects of Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Communication Foundation Glossary for .NET Framework 4.5

Shows a list of terms specific to WCF

General Reference

The section describes the elements that are used to configure Windows Communication Foundation clients and services.

Feedback and Community

Information about how to provide feedback about Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Communication Foundation Privacy Information

Information regarding WCF and Privacy

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