MSDN Webcast: Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 15 of 15): Extensibility (Level 200)
MSDN Webcast: Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 15 of 15): Extensibility (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032344360
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Other.
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

As rich in features as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is, you can make it even richer by hooking into the many points of extensibility provided by the service model. There are many reasons why you might write custom extensions, for example to:

  • Standardize coding practices.
  • Provide sound defaults for host and channel initialization.
  • Add new behaviors for message processing.
  • Control how messages are processed.
  • Provide standard error-handling semantics.
  • Extend the security model to support custom credentials or custom authorization techniques.
  • Flow context across service boundaries.
  • Control how metadata is generated.
  • Create custom communication and messaging protocols.


In this webcast, we provide you with a long list of extensibility points and their purposes, while demonstrating some popular requirements and their solutions.

Presenter: Michèle Leroux Bustamante, Chief Architect, IDesign Inc.

Michèle Leroux Bustamante is chief architect of IDesign Inc., Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for XML Web services, and BEA Technical Director. At IDesign, Michèle provides training, mentoring, and high-end architecture consulting services, focusing on Web services, scalable and secure architecture design for Microsoft .NET, interoperability, and globalization architecture. Michèle is also events director for the International Association of Software Architects (IASA). Visit www.thatindigogirl.com for more information on her book, Learning WCF (O'Reilly, 2007).

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