Creating the Client

Visual Basic is the easiest way to create a SOAP client because it offers direct support for the components you’ll need to use. The Visual C++ version is harder because you need to work with dispatch IDs. While this approach isn’t horribly difficult to use, you’ll find that there are some situations where the complexity of using Visual C++ outweighs the advantages of low-level access.

The following sections will show you how to create a basic dialog-based client application using Visual C++. I’m assuming that you’ll use Visual C++ 6.0 and that you have all of the required Microsoft SOAP Toolkit client support installed on your development workstation. While the server-side component operates under 4S4C, the client side still ...

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