Edit .svcmap file to access "hidden" functions of service references

Not all code generation options of service references are exposed through its UI.  To prevent users to be confused by some advanced options, the configuration dialog is designed to only expose options which are most likely to be used.  We can only access other options by editing the .svcmap file.  Unfortunately, the file is hidden by…

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Side by side comparsion between svcutil and the service reference in VS

The Service Reference is new feature added into VS Orcas, so we don’t have to use svcutil when using VS IDE.  Here is the side by side comparsion table between svcutil and the service reference in Orcas: Svcutil command line VS service reference (.svcmap) VS UI /out (always delivery from the name of .svcmap)  …

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.svcmap file

After we add a WCF service reference into a Visual Studio project, a .svcmap file will be added to the project, and it contains most information of the service reference. Actually, it is the only essential file of the reference. In most case, we can remove all other files in the service reference, and still can…

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