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Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 28. Creating and Using a Web Service

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create a Web service that exposes simple Web methods.

  • Test a Web service by using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • Design classes that can be passed as parameters to a Web method, and returned from a Web method.

  • Create a reference to a Web service in a client application.

  • Invoke a Web method.

The previous chapters showed you how to create Web forms and build interactive Web applications using Microsoft ASP.NET. Although this approach is appropriate for applications where the client is a Web browser, you will increasingly encounter situations where it is not. As mentioned in previous chapters, the Internet is just a big network. It is possible to build distributed ...

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