The Configure Service Reference dialog box enables you to configure the behavior of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services.
The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Customizing Development Settings in Visual Studio.
To access the Configure Service Reference dialog box, right-click a service reference in Solution Explorer and choose Configure Service Reference. You can also access the dialog box by clicking the Advanced button in the Add Service Reference Dialog Box.
To change the address where a WCF service is hosted, enter the new address in the Address field.
To change the access level for classes in a WCF client, select an access-level keyword in the Access level for generated classes list.
To call the methods of a WCF service asynchronously, select the Generate asynchronous operations check box.
To generate message contract types in a WCF client, select the Always generate message contracts check box.
To specify list or dictionary collection types for a WCF client, select the types from the Collection type and Dictionary collection type lists.
To disable type sharing, clear the Reuse types in referenced assemblies check box. To enable type sharing for a subset of referenced assemblies, select the Reuse types in referenced assemblies check box, select Reuse types in specified referenced assemblies, and select the desired references in the Referenced assemblies list.
Used to update the Web address where a service reference looks for a service. For example, during development the service may be hosted on a development server then later moved to a production server, necessitating an address change.