WCF 4 Contracts, Behaviors, and Data Management Using C# 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


This course shows how to create and optimize .NET Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts according to the requirements of a WCF application. It details the roles of channels and how to choose an appropriate binding for an application. It also covers how to implement different data serialization and encoding options and shows how to use service, operation, and custom behaviors to manage and optimize a WCF application. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft Technology Specialist: Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-513).

Target Audience

All organizations or individual consultants who are using or intend to use the .NET Framework 4 with Visual Studio 2010 and Visual C# 2010 to develop Windows Communication Foundation applications; corporate employees, consultants, and university or college students who are preparing for the associated Microsoft Technology Specialist: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-513).


Experience in developing .NET 3.5 or .NET 4 applications with Visual C#; knowledge of .NET distributed technologies, particularly XML Web Services

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

WCF Service Contracts

  • implement event-based asynchronous pattern for a client and a service
  • implement one-way operations and a duplex contract
  • manage multiple contracts and endpoints, and modify WSDL names
  • WCF Data Contracts

  • create data contracts
  • WCF Message Contracts

  • implement typed message contracts
  • implement untyped message contracts
  • Creating WCF Contracts

    Channels and Bindings in WCF

  • recognize how channels work in WCF
  • specify bindings in WCF
  • Serialization and Encoding in WCF

  • use the XML Serializer to serialize data
  • use MTOM encoding to transmit large amounts of data over a network
  • Selecting a Binding and Managing Data in WCF

    WCF Service Behaviors

  • implement WCF service behaviors
  • WCF Transactions

  • implement a transaction
  • WCF Custom Behaviors and Inspectors

  • implement a message inspector with a custom behavior
  • Working with WCF Behaviors

    Working with WCF Contracts, Behaviors, and Data