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ASP.NET by Example by Steven A. Smith

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Programming Web Services with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Now that we've paid our dues and learned how to do things the hard way, we'll take a look at support for Web Services in Visual Studio .NET. Although the Web Services architecture is based on well-defined XML standards, the devil—at least for the developer—is in the details. As a result, Microsoft hopes to differentiate itself in the market for Web Services by providing tools for developers that can automate the creation, testing, and debugging of Web Services and thereby increase developer productivity. For the rest of this chapter, we'll focus on learning how to create and consume Web Services within the context of the Visual Studio .NET development environment.

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