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Microsoft® .NET XML Web Services Step by Step by Allen Jones, Adam Freeman

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Chapter 6. Data Types in XML Web Services

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Build an XML Web service that uses complex data types.

  • Consume an XML Web service that uses complex data types.

  • Build an XML Web service that uses reference arguments.

  • Consume an XML Web service that uses reference arguments.

You should now be familiar with the basic principles of XML Web services. In the previous two chapters, we showed you how to build clients that use the SOAP and HTTP protocols to consume the XML Web service that we created in Chapter 3. In this chapter, we explain how data is sent between services and clients.

Data types are the classes and structures that you use to represent and store data such as numbers, dates, and strings. Every programming platform ...

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