Chapter 10. Windows Communication Foundation
This chapter describes the basic WCF capabilities as implemented in the full .NET Framework to provide context for understanding WCF. Our main focus is on understanding how to implement WCF clients on Windows Mobile devices. Out of necessity, this chapter also describes implementing a WCF service. The .NET Compact Framework does not support the creation of WCF services, so instead we rely on the full .NET Framework running on a desktop version of Microsoft Windows—Windows XP or Windows Vista, for example—to provide a service for our device-side client to connect with.
What Is WCF?
WINDOWS COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION (WCF) provides a unified programming model for linking software modules that may be deployed ...