How to decide between XSD Message and Message

Topics: Service Factory Modeling Edition Forum
Jul 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM

What criteria should I use to decide whether to use XSD Messages or Messages for Requests and Responses in my service contracts?

Jul 14, 2009 at 11:30 PM

You may use XSD Messages when you already have your XSD schema types defined in an xsd or wsdl file. This is the typical "Contract-First" approach (some reasons here). Now if you want to start modeling your DC from the Data Contract designer then you will want to use the Messages that reference your DC elements.