How to Create the guidance Package WCF Web Service?

In this article, i have explained about the details of the Guidance Packages and how to Preparing Environments in guidance packages and how to Creating guidance Package WCF Web Service.

What is the Guidance Packages?

One of the key requirements of the Service Factory is Guidance Automation Extensions. So, to fully understand the Service Factory, we also need to know what Guidance Automation Extensions are.
There are two packages related to guidance automation. One is Guidance Automation Extension (GAX), and the other is Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT).
The Guidance Automation Extension (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment.

The Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) is an extension to Visual Studio that allows architects to author-rich, integrated user experiences for re-usable assets including frameworks, components, and patterns. The resulting Guidance Packages are composed of templates, wizards, and recipes, which help developers build solutions in a manner consistent with the architecture guidelines.
For our purposes, we don't need to create our own guidance packages, so we will neither need to download nor install the Guidance Automation Toolkit. We do need to download and install the Guidance Automation Extensions, because GAX is a required component for the Service Factory.

Preparing Environments

To use the Service Factory, you have to download and install both the Guidance Automation Extensions and the Service Factory. You need to first install the Guidance Automation package, and then install the Service Factory.
Installing Guidance Automation Packages
Based on the above information, we will only need to download and install Guidance Automation Extensions for Visual Studio 2008. You can go to download., search for "Guidance Automation Extensions", and you will find the link for the guidance automation package. You need to sign in to download this package. After downloading the package, install it on your PC.

Installing Microsoft Service Software Factory

Next, we need to download and install the Service Factory. Go to download., search for "web service software factory", and you will find the link for the Service Factory. Again, you need to sign in to download this package. There are two versions of the download: one for the binary package, and one for the source code. We only need the binary one. After downloading the package, install it on your PC, and we are ready to use it.

Creating guidance Package WCF Web Service

1. Creating Guidance Service Factory Model Project
2. Creating Service Contract Model
3. Creating XML Schemas for Service Contract
4. Creating Data Contract Model
5. Creating WCF WebService
6. Creating Host Model


  • Guidance Package (41624-16839-Creating-guidance-Package-WCF-Web.doc)
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