Windows Phone App Development: What is the difference between WCF and WPF?
Windows Communication Foundation or WCF is a Microsoft’s unified programming model for creating service-oriented applications and deals with communication. With WCF, developers can build secure, reliable, transacted solutions. It is a BackEnd app and is used for connecting different applications. By using endpoints, it passes the data. WCF is used to develop a client-server application in order to make a connection between client and server.
On the other hand, WPF is Windows Presentation Foundation which deals with presentation (UI). Unlike WCF, it is a FrontEnd app that is used to write platform-independent applications. It is used to design rich internet applications by using the format of XAML. WPF works to present the data to the client.
As per the requirement, one you should choose between WCF and WPF.
WCF is Microsoft’s unified programming model which is previously known as Indigo. It is a set of APIs in the .NET Framework for creating service-oriented applications. To build secure, reliable, transacted solutions that can integrate across platforms, it is used.
It provides a unified framework to build applications and high-fidelity experiences in Windows Vista. WPF blends application UI, documents, and media content and offers developers 2D and 3D graphics support, interactive data visualization, hardware-accelerated effects, scalability to different form factors and superior content readability.