Creating a Worker Role
In this article we are
creating a worker role using Visual Studio 2010. This will make the reader familiar with
Open Visual Studio 2010
and use the command New Project. From the appearing dialog box select the Windows Azure Project option from
Visual C# group.
Enter an appropriate name
for the project and click Ok to continue.
Now you will be prompted with another dialog for selecting the type of
Double click on the Worker role option to select a worker
role project and click Ok button.
Now you are ready with the
Worker role project.
Purpose of Worker Role
The Worker role can be
used to host WCF services, provide endpoints, perform operations etc.
The default Run() method implementation contains an
infinite loop as shown below:
public override void Run()
// This is a sample worker implementation. Replace with your
Trace.WriteLine("WorkerRole1 entry point called", "Information");
Now execute the
application and you will be able to see the application inside the browser. From the system tray, you can verify the Windows Azure Emulator as running.
If successfully executed,
you can see the trace output messages as shown below.
The exceptional cases are
already addressed in the previous Web
Role Example article.