Loading WCF Client Configuration from Different Files with ConfigurationChannelFactory

One pain point with configuration that WCF developers have run into in previous versions of the framework is the limitation that WCF clients can only use the hosting executable’s configuration file. This can be problematic for clients that need to call multiple services because the configuration for all of these services would have to be…

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How to Change .NET Configuration Files at Runtime (including for WCF)

One of the most common issues people run into with WCF configuration, and .NET applications in general, is that configuration files appear to be fixed. You only have one configuration file for an executable, and you can’t use different configuration files as your exe.config while the application is running. Of course, you can always shut…

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