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Question: What is the difference between WCF Service and Web Service

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User: dhiraj5079 Post Date: 18 Apr 2011 13:23

What is the difference between WCF Service and Web Service

a)WCF Service supports both http and tcp protocol while webservice supports only http protocol

b)WCF service can be hosted in many ways like on windows service and self hosting apart from IIS hosting while web service can be hosted in IIS

C)WCF has more options for security than web services

d)A WCF service can have one or more WCF endpoints thus one address for each end point . An endpoint is defined by an address, a binding and a service contract. but a Web service can have only one address at one point of time

e)WCF Service is more flexible than web service because it can very easily change add interfaces end points thus interacting with a wide range of applications

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