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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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Understanding the .NET Framework Web Service Client

By using the HTTP protocol and a SOAP message, a Web service client can send requests and interpret responses from a Web server. Figure 9.1 depicts the lifetime of a Web method call from a client to the Web server.

Figure 9.1. Lifetime of a Web method call on a Web service.

The following list describes nine steps in the lifetime of a Web method call.

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The client application creates an instance of the proxy class. The proxy is a class that manages the communication between your application and the Web service. The client application calls a method on the proxy class that in turn invokes the ...

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