Chapter 29. Creating and Using a Web Service

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create SOAP and REST Web services that expose simple Web methods.

  • Display the description of a SOAP Web service by using Internet Explorer.

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

  • Create proxies for SOAP and REST Web services in a client application.

  • Invoke a REST Web method by using Internet Explorer.

  • Invoke Web methods from a client application.

The previous chapters showed you how to build desktop applications that can perform a variety of tasks. However, in this day and age, very few systems operate in isolation. An organization performs business operations and, as such, frequently has existing applications ...

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