.Net Core and consuming WCF services

I got stuck trying to figure out where the Visual Studio plugin Visual Studio WCF Connected Service had gone today. It turns out it’s no longer a plugin, but part of Visual Studio since version 15.5.

I’m converting an old .Net 4.0 project to .Net Core, and it is consuming a WCF-service. Everywhere i looked I found references to a Visual Studio plugin called Visual Studio WCF Connected Service, but it wasn’t on the Visual Studio Marketplace anymore. After wasting about 30 minutes trying to figure out where to get the plugin I just tried to right click my .Net Core project, and lo and behold there I found Add Connected Service and I could add my WCF-reference.

If only Microsoft could have left the plugin on the Marketplace and told us it was now part of Visual Studio…