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Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 Programming by Todd Herman, Gastón Hillar, David McCarter, Rob Windsor, Billy Hollis, Bill Sheldon

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Summary

This chapter looked at one of the more outstanding capabilities provided to the Visual Basic world. Visual Studio 2012 and .NET are a great combination for building advanced services that take your application to a distributed level.

Though not exhaustive, this chapter broadly outlined the basics of the WCF framework. As you begin to dig more deeply into the technology, you will find strong and extensible capabilities.

From here you will transition to creating custom user interfaces. While we've placed simple applications user interfaces in many of the samples, you have now covered enough of what is needed to work behind complex user interfaces. The next block of chapters moves away from looking at business or application tier code and focuses firmly on the user interface.

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