Windows Communication Foundation Endpoints
All communication with a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service occurs through the endpoints of the service. Endpoints provide clients access to the functionality that a WCF service offers.
For an overview about how to create an endpoint, see Endpoint Creation Overview. Each endpoint contains:
An address that indicates where to find the endpoint.
A binding that specifies how a client can communicate with the endpoint.
A contract that identifies the methods available.
For descriptions about how to specify these individual parts of an endpoint, see:
Specifying an Endpoint Address
Using Bindings to Configure Services and Clients
Designing and Implementing Services
In This Section
- Endpoint Creation Overview
- Describes the structure of an endpoint and outlines how to define an endpoint in configuration and in code.
- Specifying an Endpoint Address
- Describes how communication with a WCF service occurs through endpoints.
- How to: Create a Service Endpoint in Configuration
- Demonstrates how to create a service endpoint in configuration.
- How to: Create a Service Endpoint in Code
- Demonstrates how to create a service endpoint in code.
- Publishing Metadata Endpoints
- Demonstrates how to publish metadata by publishing metadata endpoints in configuration and in code.
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Last Published: 2010-03-21