Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Communication Foundation

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

  • Use the .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 to build a WCF service.

  • Deploy a WCF service to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).

  • Build a client console application to test the WCF service.

  • Describe the principles underpinning a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how WCF facilitates building applications and services for an SOA.

This chapter provides you with an introduction to WCF and shows you how to create, deploy, and access a simple WCF service. This is very much a "scene-setting" chapter. During its course, you will meet many of the features of WCF. In subsequent ...

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