Chaining async calls in WCF (or in .NET in general)

Recently I had to implement an asynchronous operation which would in turn call another asynchronous operation (i.e., cascading async operations). For simple cases, when there’s no intermediate processing in the middle of the chains (i.e., no new state that needs to be passed around), this is fairly straightforward (or as straightforward as async programming can…

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Quick template for WCF services – Client/server code

When looking at a problem posted at the WCF forums (http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=118&SiteID=1), I usually try to set up a local reproduction of the issue to understand what is going on. One thing that helps me the most is to have a few templates that I can use to get a head start in the investigation. This very small…

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