WS-Discovery in VS 2010 .Net 4.0


Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 is now available to MSDN subscribers on

One exciting feature of .Net 4.0 is the inclusion of the WCF Discovery libraries which implement the WS-Discovery protocol. WS-Discovery provides dynamic service discovery with a very simple protocol. using WCF Discovery you can search for services with Find() and Resolve() and you can announce services with AnnounceOnline() and AnnounceOffline(). I'm sure WS-Discovery will trigger new design ideas around event driven, dynamically discovered service infrastructures.

Ron Jacobs has provided a good and (very) quick coding demo here

You can find preliminary API documentation here


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