Can we host WCF service in Azure?

Usually we use Cloud Services on Azure to host WCF services. We can use WebApps feature to host the WCF in Azure AppService.

Where can I host WCF service?

A WCF service can be hosted in following ways:

  • Hosting in Internet Information Services(IIS).
  • Hosting in Windows Activation Services(WAS).
  • Hosting in a Console or Desktop application(Self hosting).
  • Hosting in a Windows Service.

How many ways we can host WCF service?

There are four common ways, all of which are outlined nicely on MSDN: Hosting WCF Services. Hosting in IIS. Hosting in WAS. Hosting in a Windows service.

Which type of hosting is supported by WCF?

Hosting options

  • Self-Host in a Managed Application. WCF services can be hosted in any managed application.
  • Managed Windows Services.
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

How do I create and host WCF services in Azure?

1 Answer

  1. Ensure you have the Azure SDK installed from the WebPlatform Installer.
  2. Add a WCF Cloud Service Role to your project.
  3. Expand the out the project and right click onto the ‘Roles’ node selecting ‘Add’ and then existing project from your solution.
  4. Publish the role using your Azure credentials.

How do I host an Azure service?

  1. Introduction 2 min.
  2. Create a web app in the Azure portal 6 min.
  3. Exercise – Create a web app in the Azure portal 5 min.
  4. Prepare the web application code 3 min.
  5. Exercise – Write code to implement a web application 5 min.
  6. Deploy code to App Service 3 min.
  7. Exercise – Deploy your code to App Service 5 min.
  8. Summary 2 min.

How do I activate and host WCF service?

To create a basic service hosted by WAS

  1. Define a service contract for the type of service. C# Copy.
  2. Implement the service contract in a service class. Note that address or binding information is not specified inside the implementation of the service.
  3. Create a Web.
  4. Create a Service.
  5. Place the Service.

How transactions are implemented in WCF services?

A transaction in WCF is a set of operations that follow some properties, collectively known as ACID. Here, if a single operation fails, the entire system fails automatically. When an order is placed online, a transaction takes place.

What are the different ways of hosting a custom WCF service?

There are three types of hosting environments for WCF services: IIS, WAS, and self-hosting. The term “self-hosting” refers to any application that provides its own code to initialize the hosting environment. This includes console, Windows Forms, WPF, and managed Windows services.

What is the need for the activation or hosting of a WCF service?

WCF uses the listener adapter interface to communicate activation requests that are received over the non-HTTP protocols supported by WCF, such as TCP, named pipes, and Message Queuing.

What is WCF and Web API?

WCF is used for developing SOAP-based services whereas Web API is used for both SOAP-based and RESTful services. WCF supports HTTP, UDP, and custom transport protocol whereas Web API supports only HTTP protocol. WCF offers Text, MTOM, and Binary Encoding support whereas Web API supports the UTF-8 encoding format.

What is WCF service?

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service that supplies current data to others, such as a traffic report or other monitoring service.