.SVC File Extension

WCF Service File

The SVC file extension is a WCF web service file developed by Microsoft for Internet Information Services. Statistics show SVC files are popular in China with Windows 10 users using Chrome. The SVC ex...

General Information

Title SVC File Extension
Extension .svc
Full Form WCF Service File
File Type Web Service File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type text/xml

File Function

Primary Function Host WCF service
Additional Functions Define service contract
Features Interoperable, Extensible

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on implementation
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Services Yes
Business Logic Yes
Data Services Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Injection attacks, Misconfiguration
Best Practices Validation, Authentication

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2006
Part of .NET Framework 3.0

Associated Types

Configuration Files .config
Data Contracts .cs, .vb

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Commercial Windows
Internet Information Services (IIS) Free Windows