Provides a host for services.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
Implements the host used by the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service model programming model.
Use the class to configure and expose a service for use by client applications when you are not using Internet Information Services (IIS) or Windows Activation Services (WAS) to expose a service. Both IIS and WAS interact with a object on your behalf.
To expose a service for use by callers, WCF requires a complete service description (represented by the ServiceDescription class). The class creates a ServiceDescription from the service type and configuration information and then uses that description to create ChannelDispatcher objects for each endpoint in the description.
Use a object to load a service, configure endpoints, apply security settings, and start listeners to handle incoming requests.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.