One of the biggest improvements in eConnect 2010 is the addition of the new eConnect Integration Service. The eConnect installer now creates a new Windows Service application named eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 integration Service. The eConnect Integration Service is a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service that replaces the (very unstable) eConnect COM+ object available in previous versions of eConnect.
The eConnect Integration Service supports the operations of the eConnect .NET assemblies, the BizTalk adapter, and MSMQ interfaces. In addition, you can use the service directly from an application that adds a service reference to the eConnect Integration Service.
If you add a service reference, you do not need to add the Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.eConnect assembly and namespace to your development project.
To add the eConnect Integration Service to an application, you must first add a service reference to the Visual Studio project for that application.
To add a service reference to a Visual Studio project, the properties for the project must specify the target framework as .NET Framework 3.5. The following is a typical URL for the eConnect Integration service.
The interface provided by the service reference includes the same methods you find in the Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.eConnect assembly and namespace. Before you use a service reference to access eConnect Integration Service, you should become familiar with WCF development concepts.
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Mariano Gomez, MIS, MCP, PMP
Maximum Global Business, LLC