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WCF Discovery

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides support to enable services to be discoverable at runtime in an interoperable way using the WS-Discovery protocol. WCF services can announce their availability to the network using a multicast message or to a discovery proxy server. Client applications can search the network or a discovery proxy server to find services that meet a set of criteria. The topics in this section provide an overview and describe the programming model for this feature in detail.

WCF Discovery Overview

Provides an overview of WS-Discovery support provided by WCF.

WCF Discovery Object Model

Describes the classes in the object model and extensibility of WS-Discovery support.

How to: Programmatically Add Discoverability to a WCF Service and Client

Shows how to make a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service discoverable.

Implementing a Discovery Proxy

Describes the steps required to implement a discovery proxy, a discoverable service that registers with the discovery proxy, and a client that uses the discovery proxy to find the discoverable service.

Discovery Versioning

Provides a brief overview of a prototype implementation of some new discovery features. It also gives an overview on how to select the discovery version to use.

Configuring Discovery in a Configuration File

Shows how to configure Discovery in configuration.

Using the Discovery Client Channel

Shows how to use a Discovery Client Channel when writing a WCF client application.

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