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Advantages of WCF over Webservice

Following are the few key points which describes the advantages of WCF over Webservice
  • WCF has support for multiple protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, PIPE, MSMQ etc.)
  • WCF can be hosted outside if IIS ie: can be hosted in managed windows applications, a windows service, and WAS (Windows Process Activation Service)
  • WCF provides customisation such as event hooks into service start / end / init / custom global error Handling etc. etc.

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