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Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 8. Implementing Services by Using Workflows

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to build WCF–services-based Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) workflows.

  • Build client applications that can consume WCF services based on WF workflows.

  • Explain how to use the WF messaging activities to implement common messaging patterns.

  • Manage state and correlate messages in a WCF service built by using WF.

  • Configure the WF host environment to support long-running, durable services.

One of the principal reasons that organizations use WCF is to build service-oriented wrappers around existing components and applications so that they can be reused in an easily adaptable manner. This strategy gives organizations the flexibility to more easily ...

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