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

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Chapter 13. Routing Messages

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how the WCF runtime for a service dispatches messages to operations.

  • Build a WCF service that transparently routes client requests to other WCF services.

  • Describe how WCF conforms to the WS-Addressing specification.

When a client application sends a message to a WCF service, it sends the request through an endpoint. If you recall, an endpoint specifies three pieces of information: an address, a binding, and a contract. The address indicates where the message should go; the binding identifies the transport, format, and protocols to use to communicate with the service; and the contract determines the messages that the client can send and the responses it should ...

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