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

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Routing Messages to Other Services

The WCF runtime makes it a relatively simple matter to build a WCF service that accepts specific messages and sends them to another service for processing (I shall refer to this type of service as a front-end service from here on in this chapter). All you need to do is define a front-end service with a service contract that mirrors that of the target service. The methods defining the operations in the front-end service can perform any pre-processing required, such as examining the identity of the user making the request or the data being passed in as parameters, and then forward the request on to the appropriate target service.

However, creating a generalized WCF service that can accept any messages and route ...

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