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WCF Reusable Assembly?

WCF Reusable Assembly?

WCF Reusable Assembly?


I'm just starting out with C# and want to create a database class library that I can share between applications, I will have many applications all needing to access the same database and so it seems logical to have one Windows Communication Foundation library that all the apps can use.

However, I am not sure how I go about creating this.

There is WCF options in the visual studio IDE for service library, service application, syndication library, do I want this? I would eventually like to also develop web apps in C# as well as Windows Forms, so it would be good if the ORM I generate for access to the DB can be shared not just across my windows apps but also the web apps.

Do I simply create a class library project and then add a WCF data source and so all apps can access the ORM classes via the namespace?

Help understanding how I build abstract assemblies that are reusable across applications and platforms is appreciated.


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