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What Is .NET Remoting?

What Are Remotable Components?

Remotable .NET components allow you to access MATLAB® functionality remotely, as part of a distributed system consisting of multiple applications, domains, browsers, or machines.

Benefits of Using .NET Remoting

There are many reasons to create remotable components:

  • Cost savings — Changes to business logic do not require you to roll out new software to every client. Instead, you can confine new updates to a small set of business servers.

  • Increased security for web applications — Implementing .NET Remoting allows your database, for example, to reside safely behind one or more firewalls.

  • Software Compatibility — Using remotable components, which employ standard formatting protocols like SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), can significantly enhance the compatibility of the component with libraries and applications.

  • Ability to run applications as Windows® services — To run as a Windows service, you must have access to a remotable component hosted by the service. Applications implemented as a Windows service provide many benefits to application developers who require an automated server running as a background process independent of a particular user account.

  • Flexibility to isolate native code binaries that were previously incompatible — Mix native and managed code without restrictions.

What’s the Difference Between WCF and .NET Remoting?

WCF is an end-to-end web service. Many of the advantages afforded by .NET Remoting—a wide selection of protocol interoperability, for instance—can be achieved with a WCF interface, in addition to having access to a richer, more flexible set of native data types. .NET Remoting can only support native objects.

WCF offers more robust choices in most every aspect of web-based development, even implementation of a Java® client, for example.