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.NET Framework 3.5

This sample demonstrates a simple "Hello, World" message transaction across the HTTP transport and is based on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in the .NET Compact Framework. The sample, which is available only in C#, includes a server component that runs on the desktop and listens on an HTTP channel, and a client component that runs on the device and sends a serialized message to the server.


For more information about WCF on the .NET Compact Framework, see Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Development and the .NET Compact Framework.

For information about using the samples, see the following topics:

To build and deploy the sample using Visual Studio

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the HTTPMessageHelloWorld directory for this sample.

  2. Double-click the solutions (.sln) file for this sample.

  3. Press F5 to compile and run the sample.

  4. Deploy to the device or emulator.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 must be installed with the smart device development components. This includes the .NET Compact Framework version 3.5, which is required to build and run the sample. To compile the sample using msbuild.exe, see How to: Compile at the Command Prompt.

To install the .NET Compact Framework on the device, see How to: Install the .NET Compact Framework.