With all the attention paid recently to Web services, many developers don't realize that the true successor to DCOM is actually .NET Remoting. And what an improvement it is!
Advanced .NET Remoting in VB .NET is the Visual Basic edition of Ingo Rammer's best-selling Advanced .NET Remoting (C# edition). This book offers in-depth coverage of the .NET Remoting Framework in Visual Basic .NET. The first part of the book covers everything you as a developer need to know to use the framework and its capabilities in real-world applications, including the basics of server-activated objects versus client-activated objects, formatters, channels, lifetime issues, security, configuration files, and more. The server-side hosting of remoteable components in console applications, Windows Services, and IIS are also covered.
The second part presents .NET Remoting internals, and Ingo Rammer shows how the framework really uses message sinks and sink providers, and gives in-depth advice on why and how to implement message and channel sinks. These chapters also give detailed insight into the synchronous and asynchronous message processing within the framework. Rammer goes far beyond Microsoft's documentation in explaining how .NET Remoting really works, and how it can be extended--essential information for advanced developers.
Rammer also presents the development process and source code for several real-world message sinks. He concludes with coverage of the ContextBoundObject class and .NET contexts which allow the use of the techniques of the .NET Remoting Framework within individual, client-only applications.
Ingo Rammer - Ingo Rammer is cofounder and CEO of Sycom Software, an Austrian software consulting company. He works as a consultant, trainer, and software architect for companies in the software and telecommunication industries. During his professional career he has worked with a range of programming platforms, although he focuses mainly on Visual Basic, Java, and the .NET platform. Most recently, he has designed and implemented several large-scale distributed applications and XML-based distributed application frameworks. He is also the author of the best selling Apress book, Advanced .NET Remoting (C# edition).
Chapter 1: Introduction to Remoting
Chapter 2: .NET Remoting Basics
Chapter 3: Remoting in Action
Chapter 4: Configuration and Deployment
Chapter 5: Securing .NET Remoting
Chapter 6: In-Depth .NET Remoting
Chapter 7: Inside the Framework
Chapter 8: Creation of Sinks
Chapter 9: Extending .NET Remoting
Chapter 10: Developing a Transport Channel
Chapter 11: Context Matters