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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Using Remoting to Work with Distributed Objects

As you build and create custom classes, often you will need use these classes in a distributed manner. A typical scenario is when a program on an end user’s computer creates a remote instance of an object containing business logic on another computer. A local network or even the Internet might connect these computers. If you were to try to create this type of architecture on your own, you would need to handle a lot of complex administrative tasks: network communications, associating object instances with clients, and so on. Fortunately, the .NET framework provides Remoting, which makes interprocess communication much easier.Remoting abstracts the process of creating objects and using their method ...

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