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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using WebSockets

WebSockets are bidirectional, full-duplex channels that start as HTTP channels and use handshakes to upgrade the channels to WebSockets, with real, two-way TCP communication between the client and the server. The added benefit is that all of this can happen through port 80 and that they are router friendly.

In this recipe, we will see how to create and consume a WebSockets service.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2012 installed. WebSockets are only supported natively on Windows 8; see

How to do it...

Here, we are going to set up our system in order to support WebSockets and implement a basic WebSocket.

  1. First, we need to validate that the following Windows features are installed on our Windows 8 machine:

    • ASP.NET 4.5 and HTTP activation

    • WebSockets over Internet Information Services

  2. Open Visual Studio 2012; create a new project by navigating to Visual C# | Web and use the ASP...