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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Developing Applications with .NET Compact Framework 3.5

In this section, we take a more in-depth look at some of the more exciting additions to the Compact Framework introduced in version 3.5.

Programming Compact WCF

The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for desktop computers and servers was released in .NET Framework 3.0 late in 2006. WCF (formerly known as Indigo) is the new unified messaging framework that provides developers with a single, consistent, easy-to-use programming model for building messaging in distributed applications. It provides a framework for working with the different messaging techniques in use to date, such as Web Services, Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), and .NET Remoting. Instead of the different and varied APIs ...

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