Tutorials on client server application technology

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I'm looking for enty level tutorials on VS2005 client server application technology;  specifically I'm interested in understanding:

> how the "client" part of a WindowsForms application gets associated with and communicates with the "server" part of such an application
> how much (if any) of this is done automagically through VS2005, and how much has to be custom coded
> how does Click-Once play in these types of applications (anything special role besides a way to download the clients?)

I can't seem to find a starting point for learning how the "client" and "server" are co-developed and connected in such a situation.

Any guidance on this would be appreciated.


Question by:codequest
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    Hi SassMan,
    There are many ways to implement client-server applications.
    The way I do most of mine is to program the server side via a WEBSERVICE application, and then the client side by a windows or web form that calls the functionality of the webservice.

    Click-Once makes it easy to deploy the client side application, but as you mention yourself, it has not special role on the client-server issue.

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    Thanks for input.  That's helps "illuminates" the situation...I hadn't quite thought about webservices as an entire application, so that's good starting point.   And the "many ways" is useful to have confirmed, too.

    I'll leave this out here to see if there are other inputs...your answer earns a split, at minimum.  

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    Author Comment

    That must have been the answer....thanks!

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