Remoting technology provides a summary of the key concepts in the .NET Application Model. While a complete discussion of remoting is beyond the scope of this book, a brief introduction provides a powerful example of how metadata and marshal by reference (MBR) work. Remoting also provides a mechanism to have executable servers.

Unlike remoting in Microsoft's COM technology, there is a minimal amount of infrastructure programming required. What infrastructure program is required allows the programmer either a degree of flexibility or the ability to customize remoting for their particular applications.

The .NET Framework provides two ways to provide connections between two applications on different computers. Web services, discussed in ...

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