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Microsoft® Visual J#™ .NET (Core Reference) by John/Longshaw, Andy Sharp

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Creating an XML Web Service Application

So far, this chapter has focused on describing a Web service and defining the types passed between client and server. However, this is only one consideration when you create a Web service application. Let’s look at some of the other issues you’ll commonly deal with when you create distributed applications—such as security, transactions, and exposing existing (heritage) functionality.

Web Services as ASP.NET Applications

Most Web service implementations under .NET will be ASP.NET Web services, which means that they’ll have all the underlying capabilities of an ASP.NET Web application. As noted earlier, you’ll have access to all of the intrinsic objects available to an ASP.NET Web application, such as Context ...

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