WCF Discovery

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides support to enable services to be discoverable at runtime in an interoperable way using the WS-Discovery protocol. WCF services can announce their availability to the network using a multicast message or to a discovery proxy server. Client applications can search the network or a discovery proxy server to find services that meet a set of criteria. The topics in this section provide an overview and describe the programming model for this feature in detail.

In This Section

  • Implementing a Discovery Proxy
    Describes the steps required to implement a discovery proxy, a discoverable service that registers with the discovery proxy, and a client that uses the discovery proxy to find the discoverable service.
  • Discovery Versioning
    Provides a brief overview of a prototype implementation of some new discovery features. It also gives an overview on how to select the discovery version to use.

Build Date: 2011-06-25