Developing and Consuming Web Services

In the previous three chapters, you examined the steps required to create the graphical user interface of an application. Graphical user interfaces created with WPF, ASP.NET, and Windows Store apps provide the user 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 web service protocols and is meant to be consumed by an application. Such a service provides an application with a programmatic interface with which to access its functions, without the need for human interaction. ...

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