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WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities by Mike Liu

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Basic WCF concepts—WCF ABCs

There are many terms and concepts surrounding WCF such as address, binding, contract, endpoint, behavior, hosting, and channels. Understanding these terms is very helpful when using WCF.

Address

The WCF Address is a specific location for a service. It is the specific place to which a message will be sent. All WCF services are deployed at a specific address, listening at that address for incoming requests.

A WCF Address is normally specified as a URL, with the first part specifying the transport mechanism, and the hierarchical parts specifying the unique location of the service. For example, http://www.myweb.com/myWCFServices/SampleService is an address for a WCF service. This WCF service uses HTTP as its transport protocol, ...

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