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WCF 4.5 New Feature Intellisense Support For Config File

By Vijay Prativadi on Sep 30, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in WCF 4.5.

Introduction

Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in WCF 4.5.

Question: What is intellisense support for configuration file?

In simple terms "It provides an easy and friendly way to access the code while working with the config file. The intellisense support is now enabled for the WCF config file".

Step 1: Create a new WCF 4.5 project.

 

Output.jpg
 

Step 2: The complete code of web.config file looks like this:
 

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<configuration>

  <system.serviceModel>

    <bindings>

      <basicHttpBinding>

        <binding name="BasicHttpBinding_IService1"/>

      </basicHttpBinding>

    </bindings>

    <client>

      <endpoint address="http://localhost:7395/Service1.svc" binding="basicHttpBinding" contract="WCFApp.IService1" bindingConfiguration="BasicHttpBinding_IService1" name="BasicHttpBinding_IService1"/>

    </client>

  </system.serviceModel>

  <system.web>

    <compilation debug="true"/>

  </system.web>

</configuration>


Step 3: The output of the application showing intellisense enabled for the config file looks like this:

  Output1.png

I hope this article is useful for you.