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How to: Implement a Client Application that Uses the Discovery Proxy to Find a Service

This topic is the third of three topics that discusses how to implement a discovery proxy. In the previous topic, How to: Implement a Discoverable Service that Registers with the Discovery Proxy, you implemented a WCF service that registers itself with the discovery proxy. In this topic you create a WCF client that uses the discovery proxy to find the WCF service.

Implement the client

  1. Add a new console application project to the DiscoveryProxyExample solution called Client.

  2. Add references to the following assemblies:

    1. System.ServiceModel

    2. System.ServiceModel.Discovery

  3. Add the GeneratedClient.cs found at the bottom of this topic to the project.

    Dd456785.note(en-us,VS.100).gifNote:
    This file is usually generated using a tool such as Svcutil.exe. It is provided in this topic to simplify the task.

  4. Open the Program.cs file and add the following method. This method takes an endpoint address and uses it to initialize the service client (proxy).

    static void InvokeCalculatorService(EndpointAddress endpointAddress)
            {
                // Create a client
                CalculatorServiceClient client = new CalculatorServiceClient(new NetTcpBinding(), endpointAddress);
                Console.WriteLine("Invoking CalculatorService at {0}", endpointAddress.Uri);
                Console.WriteLine();
    
                double value1 = 100.00D;
                double value2 = 15.99D;
    
                // Call the Add service operation.
                double result = client.Add(value1, value2);
                Console.WriteLine("Add({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);
    
                // Call the Subtract service operation.
                result = client.Subtract(value1, value2);
                Console.WriteLine("Subtract({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);
    
                // Call the Multiply service operation.
                result = client.Multiply(value1, value2);
                Console.WriteLine("Multiply({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);
    
                // Call the Divide service operation.
                result = client.Divide(value1, value2);
                Console.WriteLine("Divide({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);
                Console.WriteLine();
    
                // Closing the client gracefully closes the connection and cleans up resources
                client.Close();
            }
    
    
  5. Add the following code to the Main method.

    public static void Main()
            {
                // Create a DiscoveryEndpoint that points to the DiscoveryProxy
                Uri probeEndpointAddress = new Uri("net.tcp://localhost:8001/Probe");
                DiscoveryEndpoint discoveryEndpoint = new DiscoveryEndpoint(new NetTcpBinding(), new EndpointAddress(probeEndpointAddress));
                
                // Create a DiscoveryClient passing in the discovery endpoint
                DiscoveryClient discoveryClient = new DiscoveryClient(discoveryEndpoint);
    
                Console.WriteLine("Finding ICalculatorService endpoints using the proxy at {0}", probeEndpointAddress);
                Console.WriteLine();
    
                try
                {
                    // Search for services that implement ICalculatorService            
                    FindResponse findResponse = discoveryClient.Find(new FindCriteria(typeof(ICalculatorService)));
    
                    Console.WriteLine("Found {0} ICalculatorService endpoint(s).", findResponse.Endpoints.Count);
                    Console.WriteLine();
    
                    // Check to see if endpoints were found, if so then invoke the service.
                    if (findResponse.Endpoints.Count > 0)
                    {
                        InvokeCalculatorService(findResponse.Endpoints[0].Address);
                    }
                }
                catch (TargetInvocationException)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("This client was unable to connect to and query the proxy. Ensure that the proxy is up and running.");
                }
    
                Console.WriteLine("Press <ENTER> to exit.");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
    
    
    

You have completed implementing the client application. Continue on to How to: Test the Discovery Proxy.

Example

This is the full code listing for this topic.

// GeneratedClient.cs
//----------------------------------------------------------------
// Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
//----------------------------------------------------------------
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// <auto-generated>
//     This code was generated by a tool.
//     Runtime Version:2.0.50727.1434
//
//     Changes to this file may cause incorrect behavior and will be lost if
//     the code is regenerated.
// </auto-generated>
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------

namespace Microsoft.Samples.Discovery
{
    [System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("System.ServiceModel", "4.0.0.0")]
    [System.ServiceModel.ServiceContractAttribute(Namespace = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery", ConfigurationName = "ICalculatorService")]
    public interface ICalculatorService
    {

        [System.ServiceModel.OperationContractAttribute(ProtectionLevel = System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign, Action = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/Add", ReplyAction = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/AddResponse")]
        double Add(double n1, double n2);

        [System.ServiceModel.OperationContractAttribute(ProtectionLevel = System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign, Action = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/Subtract", ReplyAction = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/SubtractResponse")]
        double Subtract(double n1, double n2);

        [System.ServiceModel.OperationContractAttribute(ProtectionLevel = System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign, Action = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/Multiply", ReplyAction = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/MultiplyResponse")]
        double Multiply(double n1, double n2);

        [System.ServiceModel.OperationContractAttribute(ProtectionLevel = System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign, Action = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/Divide", ReplyAction = "http://Microsoft.Samples.Discovery/ICalculatorService/DivideResponse")]
        double Divide(double n1, double n2);
    }

    [System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("System.ServiceModel", "4.0.0.0")]
    public interface ICalculatorServiceChannel : ICalculatorService, System.ServiceModel.IClientChannel
    {
    }

    [System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThroughAttribute()]
    [System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("System.ServiceModel", "4.0.0.0")]
    public partial class CalculatorServiceClient : System.ServiceModel.ClientBase<ICalculatorService>, ICalculatorService
    {

        public CalculatorServiceClient()
        {
        }

        public CalculatorServiceClient(string endpointConfigurationName) :
            base(endpointConfigurationName)
        {
        }

        public CalculatorServiceClient(string endpointConfigurationName, string remoteAddress) :
            base(endpointConfigurationName, remoteAddress)
        {
        }

        public CalculatorServiceClient(string endpointConfigurationName, System.ServiceModel.EndpointAddress remoteAddress) :
            base(endpointConfigurationName, remoteAddress)
        {
        }

        public CalculatorServiceClient(System.ServiceModel.Channels.Binding binding, System.ServiceModel.EndpointAddress remoteAddress) :
            base(binding, remoteAddress)
        {
        }

        public double Add(double n1, double n2)
        {
            return base.Channel.Add(n1, n2);
        }

        public double Subtract(double n1, double n2)
        {
            return base.Channel.Subtract(n1, n2);
        }

        public double Multiply(double n1, double n2)
        {
            return base.Channel.Multiply(n1, n2);
        }

        public double Divide(double n1, double n2)
        {
            return base.Channel.Divide(n1, n2);
        }
    }
}

// Program.cs
//----------------------------------------------------------------
// Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
//----------------------------------------------------------------

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Discovery;

namespace Microsoft.Samples.Discovery
{
    class Client
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            // Create a DiscoveryEndpoint that points to the DiscoveryProxy
            Uri probeEndpointAddress = new Uri("net.tcp://localhost:8001/Probe");
            DiscoveryEndpoint discoveryEndpoint = new DiscoveryEndpoint(new NetTcpBinding(), new EndpointAddress(probeEndpointAddress));
            
            DiscoveryClient discoveryClient = new DiscoveryClient(discoveryEndpoint);

            Console.WriteLine("Finding ICalculatorService endpoints using the proxy at {0}", probeEndpointAddress);
            Console.WriteLine();

            try
            {
                // Find ICalculatorService endpoints            
                FindResponse findResponse = discoveryClient.Find(new FindCriteria(typeof(ICalculatorService)));

                Console.WriteLine("Found {0} ICalculatorService endpoint(s).", findResponse.Endpoints.Count);
                Console.WriteLine();

                // Check to see if endpoints were found, if so then invoke the service.
                if (findResponse.Endpoints.Count > 0)
                {
                    InvokeCalculatorService(findResponse.Endpoints[0].Address);
                }
            }
            catch (TargetInvocationException)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("This client was unable to connect to and query the proxy. Ensure that the proxy is up and running.");
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Press <ENTER> to exit.");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static void InvokeCalculatorService(EndpointAddress endpointAddress)
        {
            // Create a client
            CalculatorServiceClient client = new CalculatorServiceClient(new NetTcpBinding(), endpointAddress);
            Console.WriteLine("Invoking CalculatorService at {0}", endpointAddress.Uri);
            Console.WriteLine();

            double value1 = 100.00D;
            double value2 = 15.99D;

            // Call the Add service operation.
            double result = client.Add(value1, value2);
            Console.WriteLine("Add({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);

            // Call the Subtract service operation.
            result = client.Subtract(value1, value2);
            Console.WriteLine("Subtract({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);

            // Call the Multiply service operation.
            result = client.Multiply(value1, value2);
            Console.WriteLine("Multiply({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);

            // Call the Divide service operation.
            result = client.Divide(value1, value2);
            Console.WriteLine("Divide({0},{1}) = {2}", value1, value2, result);
            Console.WriteLine();

            // Closing the client gracefully closes the connection and cleans up resources
            client.Close();
        }
    }
}

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