[Mono-list] Can WCF binary protocol used for service

Andrus kobruleht2 at hot.ee
Sun Aug 23 13:08:04 EDT 2009

I created asmx web service in Mono 2.4 / Linux
This service is by LOB Appl Silverlight clients.

To improve perfomance, I'm looking for a way to use WCF binary protocol for
data transfer (SL3 supports this in client side).

Is WCF binary protocol implemented in Mono and will it interoperate with MS
SL3 clients ?



from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa751889.aspx

"BinaryMessageEncodingBindingElement,the binary message encoder, uses a
compact binary format and isoptimized for WCF to WCF communication, and
hence is not interoperable.This is also the most performant encoder of all
the encoders WCFprovides."


"The interop cases is where binary should not be used (if the client
istalking to a non-WCF service), since binary is a WCF-specific encoding"

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