WCF (Web Services)

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  1. Provide some means to use AD authentication from within a WCF service running in a container (Docker)

    Provide some means to use AD authentication from within a WCF service running in a container (Docker), at present containers DONT 'join' a domain and therefore cannot use WCF service attributes that rely on AD roles or users.

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    • Add support for MQTT

      Add support for the MQTT protocol that is being used for many applications targeting IoT and IIoT.

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      • Add support for wildcard bindings in IIS (*.domain.com)

        WCF does not currently support wildcard bindings in IIS (or anywhere else). If you try to add a WCF service to an IIS website that uses wildcard bindings, you will receive the following exception at runtime:

        [UriFormatException: The protocol binding '10.0.0.17:80:*.domain.com' is not valid for 'http'. This might be because the port number is out of range.]
        System.Runtime.AsyncResult.End(IAsyncResult result) +606254
        System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult.End(IAsyncResult result) +231
        System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.OnAsyncHandlerCompletion(IAsyncResult ar) +177

        I opened a case with Microsoft Support [REG:117061415893467] and they have verified that this is currently a limitation. The only workaround is to remove the wildcard binding and dedicate an entire IP address to…

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        • [.Net Framework 3.5]Support TLS 1.2 in WCF (net.tcp)

          The .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 can support TLS 1.2 with this KB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3154518), however the WCF is still using the default protocol (SSL 3.0/TLS 1.0), and there is no way to change it, so my question is how to suggest Microsoft Team to provide a KB for WCF to support TLS 1.2? Thank you.

          More background information: We are developing application in SharePoint 2010 which cannot use .Net Framework 4.x, so we still need to use .Net Framework 3.5.

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          • AmqpBinding

            Full duplex/request/input/output AMQP 1.0 based channel set using AMQP encoding, with service-model level AmqpBinding, as open-standards protocol replacement for proprietary NetTcp protocol/bindings. AMQP 1.0 is suitable for peer-to-peer connectivity and its feature capabilities are more than sufficient to fully replace NetTcp.

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              • Ability to suppress this WCF eventlog entry HttpException - There was no channel actively listening

                WCF contracts are based on interfaces, and if you remove a legacy interface from your hosted contracted, you cannot supress the error messages from entering the windows event log. I reviewed the reference source, and you can see where the event raises, but there is no option for the global.asa or web.config to handle / prevent these entries from flooding your windows event log. So you have only two choices, leave legacy APIs online and maintain them, or remove them and have your windows event log flooded with errors.

                Example of this was posted on StackOverflow:

                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31347526/wcf-httpexception-there-was-no-channel-actively-listening-dropping-from-window

                Example Stack:

                WebHost…

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                • Run WCF on Linux

                  Our customer need this.

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                  • conditional datacontract serialization

                    I would like to serialize my DataContract Object based on the conditional statements implemented inside the Datamembers

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                    • Better technology for REST services

                      In fact, now we do not have convenient universal approach for REST services, platform looks fragmented and when you see any real application having WCF with Http binding, Data Services or Web Api, you realize that they all have serious disadvantages.

                      WCF over HTTP implements just old good RPC over the web and client can use only features mentioned by server side developer, plus there are tons of boilerplate code for every small feature you could need.

                      Data Services as of today is bad implementation of good idea - you can generate a service from EF model in 5 minutes,…

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                      • Source Code XML comments to/from WSDL Documentation

                        (Hope I'm in the right place for this...)

                        My WCF project is carefully documented with XML comments (///<summary> This method is for adding </summary ) but in order for clients to see this usage documentation, we both have to use an add-on package (WCF Extras) which requires a fair amount of web.config acrobatics. It would be nice if WCF had native support to turn those comments into "xs:documentation" elements in the WSDL on the server side and then read them back out on the client side.

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                        • Owin support

                          Abstract WCF from IIS and follow suit with the rest of ASP.NET

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                            • Custom binding full control

                              Custom binding should allow full control over the binding configuration. For example at the moment I cannot make w secure dual channel binding that supports compression.

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                              • Processing long requests

                                WCF should allow processing long requests easily.

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                                • Add support for Apache Thrift

                                  The point of WCF (in my mind) is to provide a platform and protocol independent method of communication. Adding support for Apache Thrift furthers this goal.

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                                  • Add support for Apache Avro

                                    The point of WCF (in my mind) is to provide a platform and protocol independent method of communication. Adding support for Apache Avro furthers this goal. I noticed that .net support for Avro just came out (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2014/04/14/microsoft-avro-library.aspx) and I hope that this does not lead into divergence instead of convergence in regard to .net interop.

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                                      • Make Operation.Context work with async

                                        Currently WCF's Operation.Context does not work when you use the async and await keywords. It would be great if this could be supported in the next version.

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                                        • Make a Push Notification model easy (1 client; many services)

                                          While its technically possible, its painfully hard to implement for many reasons.

                                          1. Attributes on the contract are static and can't be changed at run-time. So if one of the services has a different security model or a different Action or namespace, the only way to change this is to rewrite the xml before it goes out the door. (Assuming I give out the same interface to all services; notification destination.) There needs to be a better way to implement Push Notifications in a SOAP world.

                                          2. The contract should be a little more dynamic so that push notifications can…

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