1250–1300; Middle English (h)oste (noun) < Middle French < Latin hospit- (stem of hospes) host, guest, stranger, perhaps < *hosti-pot(i)s or *hos-pot(i)s, equivalent to hos(ti)- combining form of hostis stranger (see host2) + -pot(i)s, akin to potis having the power to, posse to be able (see potent1) (hence, “one granting hospitality, one in charge of guests”); compare, with different initial elements, Greek despótēs master, despot, Lithuanian viẽšpats lord
The first line of code is the most important. It is used to define how we can call this method via a URL. So if the link to our web service is http://localhost:52645/TutorialService.svc and if we append the '/Tutorial' to the URL as http://localhost:52645/TutorialService.svc/Tutorial , the above code will be invoked. The attribute of 'WebGet' is a parameter which allows this method to be a RESTful method so that it can be invoked via the GET verb.
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