Tuesday, July 31, 2007

* Tool : WCF Configuration Editor ( SvcConfigEditor.exe)

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The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Service Configuration Editor is an excellent tool to create and manage WCF configuration stored in XML files.

Some of the features include :

  • It works exclusively on <system.serviceModel> section of the config file and do not impact or gets impacted on by other sections of the file.
  • It comes with wizard to create new config files in a very logical manner for both services and clients.
  • Its a GUI based tool which makes it very easy to manage and understand config files.
  • It comes with IntelliSense and so reduce the chances of typo errors.
  • For mentioning the class and Interface names it allows to browse & load the actual assembly and then select the type names which again reduces the chances of typo errors.
  • Allows to manage all the sections of <system.serviceModel> including behaviors, bindings, client, services, diagnostics etc.
  • Located at following location <Installation Drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Bin
  • This tool can even open the configuration of the Web Hosted service if given the Virtual Directory name.

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