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Microsoft® .NET XML Web Services Step by Step by Allen Jones, Adam Freeman

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Chapter 10. State Management

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Enable client sessions

  • Store and retrieve data on a per-client basis

  • Store and retrieve data on an application basis

Earlier in this book, we described the relationship between ASP.NET and XML Web services and explained that ASP.NET provides some key services that simplify the development of more complex XML Web service projects. In this chapter, we will examine ASP.NET support for state management.

By default, XML Web services created in the Microsoft .NET Framework are stateless; the service handles every client request in isolation and does not share data between requests, even those from the same client. This has not affected the design of the examples in previous chapters because ...

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