WCF Code Samples Collection


The Microsoft WCF Code Samples Collection is a roundup and map of WCF code samples from  various sources including the MSDN library, Code Gallery, CodePlex, and Microsoft Support.

You can add to the WCF code examples collection by sharing in the comments or emailing me atFeedbackAndThoughts at live.com.

Common Categories for WCF Code Samples
The WCF Code Samples Collection is organized using the following categories:


WCF Code Samples Collection







Cloud / Windows Azure




Exception Management





Performance and Scalability

Queues and Reliable Sessions


Session Management


WCF Data Services

WCF RIA Services

WCF Syndication


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Comments (4)

  1. Donald says:

    I like this idea… but shouldn't this be some place other than a blog?

  2. J.D. Meier says:

    @ Donald — Where would you like the final resting home to be?

    Meanwhile, you can browse here innovation.connect.microsoft.com/devguidancemaps.

  3. Carl says:

    I completely agree with Donald. Microsoft has always had a wealth of information for developers but the problem has always been where to find things and what criteria is used in deciding where things go. Although I regularly use a lot of Microsoft websites I struggle to know where to find information, I must confess to not knowing the difference between CodePlex and MSDN code gallery for example. A well know search engine is usually my route into all things Microsoft!

    It is therefore a great idea to collect this information together and give us a starting place but a blog is not the right place to start looking. (IMHO blogs should always be supplementary material to the existing documentation however I increasingly find that essential information is buried in blogs which you either know about or stumble upon or never find at all!)

    I would have thought that landing pages within MSDN would be the best starting place for this. In future I would hope that it could be common practise in Microsoft that when adding new documentation, these guidance maps are kept up-to-date and in addition proper consideration is give to where something should live in the first place.

    The developer guidance map on connect does not appear to be the same list as that shown above either.

    I do appreciate the work you are doing, I just hope it is not in vein.


  4. J.D. Meier says:

    @ Carl — I agree with Donald too.  If it were up to me, they would be on MSDN.  It's not up to me 😉