Chapter 30. Creating and Using a Web Service

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create a Web service that exposes simple Web methods.

  • Display the description of a Web service by using Windows 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 Web applications by using Microsoft ASP.NET. Although this approach is appropriate for applications where the client is a Web browser, you will increasingly encounter situations where the client is some other type of application. As mentioned in previous chapters, the Internet is just ...

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