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WCF or ASMX? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a bit confused with product documentation regarding developing PSI applicaions using ASMX and WCF

    Is it being implied-

    For creaing new applications, using WCF service model period.

    or there are go betweens between asmx and WCF service model and you would have to continue using both of them to create new applications.

    or Continue using asmx services. You are good.

     

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:33 PM

Answers

  • The product team recommends that you use WCF for new applications, because it is the strategic direction of future services. You can use ASMX, which is at first easier to understand and implement. However, once you get an example or two working with WCF, you can easily modify the examples for other situations.

    For most existing applications that already use ASMX, there is no need to change them. If the application uses impersonation, you would need to move to WCF.

    --Jim


    Jim Corbin [MSFT]
    • Marked as answer by Shaun Ph Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:38 PM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:58 PM

All replies

  • The product team recommends that you use WCF for new applications, because it is the strategic direction of future services. You can use ASMX, which is at first easier to understand and implement. However, once you get an example or two working with WCF, you can easily modify the examples for other situations.

    For most existing applications that already use ASMX, there is no need to change them. If the application uses impersonation, you would need to move to WCF.

    --Jim


    Jim Corbin [MSFT]
    • Marked as answer by Shaun Ph Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:38 PM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:58 PM
  • Ok. Thank you
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:39 PM