WCF 2012, Part 1 of 3: Fundamentals

WCF 2012, Part 1 of 3: Fundamentals

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Updated Aug 22, 2018

Course description

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services, how to create and consume Web Services and REST services, and how to use the Service Model Metadata Utility (SvcUtil.exe). You will learn what Web Services are and why you would want to use them. Then you will learn how to create a Web Service. This includes writing types with classes and interfaces and decorating those types with declarative information so that WCF can expose them as a Web Service. When building REST Services, you will also learn how to return data in different formats, such as XML and JSON. You will also learn how to build clients that consume both Web Services and REST Services. You will also learn about the Service Model Metadata Utility (SvcUtil.exe).


This course assumes that students have a strong programming background. This course assumes intermediate knowledge of using C# in Visual Studio 2012 and building libraries (DLLs) and Console applications.

Meet the expert

Joe Mayo is an author, independent consultant, and instructor specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows 8 technology. He has several years of software development experience and has worked with .NET since July 2000. Joe has written books and contributes to magazines such as CODE Magazine. He has been an active contributor to the .NET community for years, operating the C# Station Web site, authoring the LINQ to Twitter open source project, and speaking regularly at user groups and code camps. For his community contributions, Microsoft has honored Joe with several Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards through the years.

Time to complete

296.5 minutes