WCF to support existing ASP.NET 2.0 (ASMX) web services

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Web Services' started by Adrian Moldovan, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Hi,
    I am pretty new to WCF, and also not a magician of the ASMX web service
    types, so my question might be dumb.
    We have a few (old) .asmx web services, along with some clients running on
    them, and we plan to upgrade the .asmx to .svc (WCF) web services.
    1) What do we need to take care off in order not to break existing clients?
    2) Do we need to keep the interfaces (classes & methods) from the old web
    services? or there is some sort of layer we can map the old requests to the
    new interface?
    3) IS there any chance that by keeping the interfaces unchanged(classes and
    methods from .asmx to be copied to .svc using XXXXXXXContract/Member
    attributes) and provide and endpoint to the new web service so that existing
    clients will still work?

    Many thanks!
     
    Adrian Moldovan, Sep 9, 2008
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  2. Anyone, any thoughts on this?
    What do we need to watch for when upgrading old (.asmx) web services to new
    WCF(.svc) services?
     
    Adrian Moldovan, Sep 12, 2008
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  3. Why do you want to do this?
     
    John Saunders, Sep 12, 2008
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  4. John,
    We have quite a few number of asmx web services, and even more clients using
    them. Taking out the existing web services and pushing clients to a new
    version is out of our options (although, one that we would like to have).
     
    Adrian Moldovan, Sep 14, 2008
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  5. I mean, why not leave the existing ASMX services as they are?
     
    John Saunders, Sep 14, 2008
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