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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Hands-on! Beta Edition by Craig McMurtry, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri

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Chapter 3. Data Representation

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Background

The Windows Communication Foundation provides a language, called the Service Model, for modeling software communications. Software executables can be generated from models expressed in that language using the classes of a lower-level programming framework called the Channel Layer.

In the language of the Service Model, a piece of software that responds to communications over a network is a service. A service has one or more endpoints to which communications can be directed. An endpoint consists of an address, a binding, and a contract.

The role of the address component is simple. It specifies a unique ...

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