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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Patterns by Dan Rosanova

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Understanding types in BizTalk

All good technology makes the complex look simple. BizTalk is no exception, but beneath this simple façade lie some fairly complex constructs. This section gets very deep into some complex parts of BizTalk and the .NET framework. Do not worry if you don't understand it, and feel free to skip over it, but be sure to remember where it is for when you need this knowledge.

The preceding compiled projects are actually .NET assemblies that will be used by the BizTalk runtime to execute our solution. All BizTalk artifacts become .NET types when they are compiled. Understanding types in BizTalk is slightly tricky at times and we'll walk through it now.

In most programming languages, types are the structures we work with to ...

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