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

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Understanding Bindings

By now, you should appreciate that bindings are an important part of the framework provided by WCF. A binding consists of one or more binding elements. A binding element handles one particular non-functional aspect of a service, such as whether it supports transactions or how the service implements security. You compose binding elements together in various combinations to create a binding. Every binding should have a single binding element describing the transport protocol, and a binding should also contain a binding element that handles message encoding. You can add further binding elements to provide or enforce further features in a service. A binding element corresponds to a channel. Remember that when a host opens a ...

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