Streaming over HTTP with WCF

Recently I had a customer email me looking for information on how to send and receive large files with a WCF HTTP service. WCF supports streaming specifically for these types of scenarios.  Basically with streaming support you can create a service operation which receives a stream as it’s incoming parameter and returns a stream as…

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Are you using WCF within your organization?

Do you use WCF within your organization either for internal apis for exposing services and functionality to 3rd parties? We’re looking to connect with customers using our stuff in the real world so we can understand your use cases, the things you’ve liked about WCF and where you’d like to see us improve / go…

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Simplified Asynchronous Programming Model in WCF with async/await

Managing multiple asynchronous operations in WCF is currently very complex regardless of whether you use the existing event or Begin/End asynchronous patterns. In fact, both internal and external customers frequently ask about how to implement simple coordination of WCF operations, and even though sending multiple requests to a WCF backend is a core scenario, WCF…

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WCF WebHttp Service returns HTTP 415 “Unsupported Media Type”

When I was developing my demos for PDC10 I ran into a problem.  I was using some new HTTP activities for the next release of WF and invoking a simple console application with an HTTP POST.  For some strange reason I ran into the following error Request POST http://127.0.0.1:8080/Marketing HTTP/1.1 Content-Type: application/xml Host: 127.0.0.1:8080 Content-Length:…

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WCF Web APIs, HTTP your way

At PDC in my session  “Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web” we announced WCF Web APIs, new work we are doing to make HTTP first class in WCF. In this post I am going to describe what we are doing and why. If you are saying, “just show me the bits”, then just…

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