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Microsoft® ASP.NET 4 Step by Step by George Shepherd

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Chapter 25. Windows Communication Foundation

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the motivation behind Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

  • Understand the WCF architecture.

  • Implement a WCF-based server.

  • Build a client to use the WCF server.

Distributed Computing Redux

Released in 2006, the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is one of three main pillars of Microsoft .NET Framework version 3 and later. The other two specific, highly advantageous technological pillars are Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation. Each redefines programming within a certain idiom. Windows Workflow Foundation unifies the business work flow model. Windows Presentation Foundation redefines user interface development for ...

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