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WCFServiceWrapper: v0.2 release

Update: 15th July 2008 - Project now hosted on Codeplex, links below updated. v0.3 is underway, check out the issues list on Codeplex; these will all be fixed in this next release.

After creating WCFServiceWrapper I've been using it a fair bit to whip up wrappers to several existing business layer interfaces...

(Recap: WCFServiceWrapper is a .Net application to generate the service layer code required to expose any existing non-WCF interface via WCF).

I'm releasing v0.2 which includes...

* New WinForms UI
* Support for generating VB code. Console app cmdline switch /L:VB
* Bugfix: Primitive datatypes and void return types from interface methods where not being handled correctly.
* I have also refreshed the WCFServiceExample project to include this new version in the example zip.

Version 0.2 application source code and example project can be downloaded from the new Codeplex project here (The example is a VS2008 solution providing a simple business assembly and an empty WCF service project plus pre-built WCFServiceWrapper applications so you don't need to get the application source code and build it)


Here is a screenshot of the new Winform UI...


Once you have generated your WCF service code you simply include it in your project...


You can test this in Visual Studio 2008 very easily by pressing F5/running your WCF project to popup the builtin WCF Test Client

Comments

davey said…
Thanks James! Look forward to trying it out.
Simon said…
James,

I'm sorry to e-stalk you, my name's Simon Baynes from Britvic and I'm doing some work moving your old T2K project onto a W2K3 server and Panasonic ToughBooks. I wonder if you'd mind if I picked your brains for a few minutes?

If you wouldn't mind dropping me an email to simon.baynes@britvic.co.uk I'd be extremely grateful.

Thanks very much.

Regards,

Simon.

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