.Net: Difference Between WCF Service and Silverlight-Enabled WCF Service

The following are the differences between a regular WCF Service and a Silverlight-Enabled WCF Service.

WCF Services

  • Utilize the ‘wsHttpBinding’ as their default binding
  • Are generated with an Interface

Silverlight-Enabled WCF Services

  • Utilize ‘basicHttpBinding’ as their default binding
  • have no interface generated when they are created
  • have the following added to the class

    • [AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Allowed)]
  • the following element is added to the

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