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