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Microsoft® Windows® Communication Foundation Step by Step by John Sharp

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Building a WCF Service

Visual Studio 2005 provides the ideal environment for building WCF services and applications. The Visual Studio Development Tools for the .NET Framework 3.0 include a project template that you can use for creating a WCF service. You will use this template to create a simple service that exposes methods for querying and maintaining information stored in a database. The database used is the sample AdventureWorks database. The Introduction to this book contains instructions for installing this database. The AdventureWorks company manufactures bicycles and accessories. The database contains details of the products that they sell, sales information, details of customers, and employee data. In the exercises in this chapter, you ...

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