Is the following scenario possible using WCF?

I'm trying to accomplish the following situation. It's simple conceptually, I'm just not sure how I could do this or if it's even possible.

Let's say I have 4 projects
- WCF Service
- WCF Host (using my own host, just for testing)
- Console app A
- Console app B

Let's say I communicate with the WCF host using Console app A, let's say my service has a Ping method. What I want to do is when Console app A calls the ping method on my WCF service, Console app B will show that the Ping method was called (just a simple writeline to console will do). Essentially I want Console app B to show any communication that is happening in the WCF service, even if that communication is coming from a different .exe (Console app A).

Is this possible? I know I could have the WCF service do something like update a database and have Console app B poll the DB, but I don't want to do that. I'm looking for direct communication.

Can this be done?

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Yes. This can be done
PoeticAudioAuthor Commented:
Any insight? Just a high level explanation will help.
There is something called CallbackContract through which you could get a call back from WCF service and if the instance mode is set to single then a single instance communicates with both of the clients in this case Console App A and Console App B.  Below is a link which might be helpful.


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Even publisher and subscriber model could also be used. Below is another link which explains different scenarios. Excellent article by Juwan Lowy one of my fav authors
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