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Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Streaming data over a network using a WCF service

WCF is an easy way to implement a distributed application and also provides built-in functions to handle complex problems. Streaming is one of the most important problems we always need to consider while working over a network in distributed applications. Applications deployed over a cloud sometimes need download or upload capabilities. Downloading a large file over a network using a buffered read technique such as a SOAP-based response can really be a bottleneck to the system. Reading a very large file from the memory can terminate the server process with OutofMemoryException.

WCF allows you to send byte streams through the communication channel, or even allows you to implement a service that might ...

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