Creating an AJAX-Friendly WCF Service Screencast Published
I just published a 24 minute screencast on Channel9 on creating an AJAX-Friendly WCF Service. You may be asking yourself what 'AJAX-Friendly' means. To me (and to WCF), it means exposing the ability to call a WCF service from an AJAX client in just a few lines of code. Prior to WCF 3.5, this was not possible. With WCF 3.5 came our Web-Friendly binding: webHttpBinding. That binding has two endpoint behaviors. One of the endpoint behaviors is called enableWebScript and that is what I refer to as our 'AJAX-Friendly' profile. To put it simply, this endpoint behavior provides the ability to generate a client proxy script that you can use to call your service. In this screencast, I will illustrate to you how to take advantage of this binding and endpoint behavior.