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Asynchronous requests in WCF service implementation, any support like ASP.NET asynchronous pages?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 17, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework
What if my WCF service implementation executes some IO operation which may take a while, say 5 seconds.  Ideally I would like to return the thread executing this service request back to the pool to handle other incoming requests while I'm waiting on the IO.  ASP.NET introduced asynchronous pages to address this issue (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163725.aspx).  This allows for much better resource use and improves the responsiveness of the server.  Does the WCF hosting service allow for something similar? Thanks, Nick

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