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3.1. Using HTTP Channels with Binary Formatters

As I discussed in the chapter, the default formatter for the HTTP channel is SOAP, and for the TCP channel is Binary. The formatters are used for serializing and deserializing messages in the specified encoding.

The chapter has made use of these default formatters in the examples. In this exercise, you'll learn how to configure a channel to use a formatter different from the default one.

In particular I'll demonstrate how to use the binary formatter with the HTTP channel. This combination is especially useful when you want to optimize the performance of a remote object that is hosted on IIS. However, you should note that binary format is proprietary to the .NET Framework. ...

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