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  • Introduction
  • Partial Types
  • Generics
  • Nullable Value Types
  • The Lightweight Transaction Manager
  • Role Providers
  • References


To properly understand and work effectively with the Windows Communication Foundation, one should be familiar with certain facilities of the 2.0 versions of the .NET Framework and the .NET common language runtime. This chapter introduces them: partial types, generics, nullable value types, the Lightweight Transaction Manager, and Role Providers. The coverage of these features is not intended to be exhaustive, but merely sufficient to clarify their use in the chapters that follow.

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