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Book excerpt: Windows Communication Foundation clients

In Windows Communication Foundation, clients invoke the functionality exposed by a Web service. This book explains client architecture and provides examples of client communication patterns.

Windows Communication Foundation is Microsoft's platform for creating service-oriented architectures and connected messaging systems in the .NET Framework 3.0. Wrox Press' Professional WCF Programming introduces experienced .NET developers to this platform, focusing specifically on important WCF processes such as bindings, contracts, hosting and security.

Chapter 7, Clients, focuses on the client, which in Windows Communication Foundation is an application that invokes a service and obtains information about a service through an endpoint. After discussing the basics of client architecture, author Scott Klein dives into the types of client communication patterns that are possible and the ways in which these patterns should be programmed.

Read the excerpt in this PDF file.


Excerpted from the Wrox book, Professional WCF Programming: .NET Development with the Windows Communication Foundation (ISBN: 978-0-470-08984-2) by Scott Klein.
Copyright © 2007. Published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., and available at your favorite book seller. Reprinted with permission.

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