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Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services by Wouter de Kort William Ryan and Shane Milton

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Objective 3.5: Consume WCF services

To consume a service, you need some basic information about it. That information can come from the vendor, or from the service, or it can be dynamically discovered. From a consumption perspective, though, you typically create a proxy class and communicate with that class. The proxy, in conjunction with information provided about the service details, handles all the communication. Ultimately, dealing with a WCF Service should be no different from dealing with any statically referenced library. There are three ways to interact with the service, two of which accomplish the same task, just doing it slightly differently. The first is using the Svcutil.exe application to generate a proxy class. The next is to generate ...

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