One of the requested features for the Web Client Software Factory has been the possibility to register global services through the Web.Config file. By registering the services through configuration there is no need to rebuild any module when you want to switch the concrete implementation of a service.

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In this post I will try to sketch an explanation about different ways of registering and retrieving services in SCSF / CAB.

 SCSF Services

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Also you can read the post from J.D. Meier (Program Manager in Patterns & Practices Group)

A summary:

The Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and prescriptive guidance. It is designed to help you quickly and consistently construct Web services that adhere to well known architecture and design patterns.

If you are an architect or developer responsible for building service-based applications, the patterns & practices team would like to invite you to learn how the Service Factory can help your future service development activities. The Service Factory provides guidance that addresses many of the challenges associated with building ASP.NET (ASMX) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Web services and the components of a distributed application.

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Check out Tom Hollander’s post about the Enterprise Library Plan.

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