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Difference Between WCF And Web API

WCF returns XML dataWeb API returns data either in XML or JSON format.
WCF supports various protocols like TCP, HTTP, Named pipes and MSMQWeb API supports HTTP protocol only.
WCF could be hosted using console application, IIS and windows serviceWeb API could be hosted on IIS only.
WCF comes as a project template with visual studio.Web API is an open source and could be downloaded.

Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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