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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Defining a one-way Contract

One-way (also called diagram-style) operation is a common pattern in distributed communication programming and is also one of the three supported message exchange patterns in WCF. When using the one-way message exchange pattern, a client sends a message using a fire-and-forget exchange (refer to the next screenshot). A fire-and-forget exchange is one that requires out-of-band confirmation of successful delivery. The message might be lost in transit and never reach the service. If the send operation completes successfully at the client end, it does not guarantee that the remote endpoint has received the message. In those cases where the client only wants to send information to the server side, without taking care of ...

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