Chapter 13. Developing and Consuming WCF Services
In the previous two chapters, you examined the steps required to create the graphical user interface of an application. Graphical user interfaces created with WPF and Silverlight provide users a way to interact with your applications and employ the services the application provides. This chapter shows you how to build another type of interface, one that is implemented using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and is meant to be consumed by an application. Such a WCF service provides an application with a programmatic interface with which to access its functions, without the need for human interaction.
After reading this chapter, you will have a clearer understanding of the following: