This section presents several examples of creating (also known as publishing) and using (also known as consuming) Web services. Recall that an application that consumes a Web service actually consists of two parts—a proxy class representing the Web service and a client application that accesses the Web service via an instance of the proxy class. The instance of the proxy class passes a Web method’s arguments from the client application to the Web service. When the Web method completes its task, the instance of the proxy class receives the result and parses it for the client application. Visual Basic 2005 and Visual Web Developer create these proxy classes for you. We demonstrate this momentarily.