Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – service deployed in Azure

Alright then – lets move the WCF service to the cloud! Scenario – This is another take on my “Sunny or Cloudy” metro application we developed in my first post. We will make it visually appealing! And how do I plan to do that? Have you noticed how in the TV forecast, they show you…

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Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – cross machine scenario

So you have developed your WCF service to be consumed by your Metro client application – you would likely have done the development on your local machine. What is the next step [before we move to Azure ] ? You will probably take your service and deploy it on another machine either for testing cross…

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WCF in Metro apps – supported functionality

I wanted to do this quick post to outline the supported functionality in terms of commonly used APIs for WCF in Metro apps. I am not listing each and every included API in this post but just listing the top level ones which are commonly used to give you an idea. Let us know if…

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Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – adding security

[Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] This is an extension to my earlier post – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/piyushjo/archive/2011/10/10/calling-a-wcf-service-from-a-metro-application.aspx where I did a walkthrough of calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine from a C# Metro client application. In this post, I’ll take you through how to add security. As you will remember, I had a Picture…

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Calling a WCF service from a Metro application

[Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] In this post, we will do a walkthrough of creating a metro application calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine. Note that this is an application development/debug scenario only before you deploy your service on a different machine and this will not be supported for deployed metro applications. First…

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WCF in Windows 8 Metro styled apps? Absolutely supported

[Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] Hi all, With Windows 8 metro styled applications getting a great buzz – I thought this was a perfect time to introduce the WCF support for Metro applications. We provide support for WCF client inside a Metro application with a subset of features compared to classic desktop applications. See here -…

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