WCF and .NET Framework Client Profile

.NET Framework Client Profile is a lightweight version of the full .NET Framework designed for clients that don’t need the entire framework. Not all of Windows Communication Foundation is supported by the client framework.

WCF features supported by the .NET Framework Client Profile

The following Windows Communication Foundation features are supported by .NET Framework Client Profile:

  • All of WCF is supported except for Cardspace and web hosting.

  • Remoting TCP/IP channels are supported.

  • Asmx (Web Services) are not supported.