Category Archives: Web Services

More Reasons to Not use ASMX Services in New Code

Many people continue to use ASMX web services despite my earlier post “Microsoft says: ASMX Web Services are a “Legacy Technology”” and other such warnings. This is, of course, a matter of personal preference. Here are some of the many … Continue reading

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Microsoft says: ASMX Web Services are a “Legacy Technology”

Microsoft is finally acknowledging in public something that I’ve been failing to convince people about for a while now. From “XML Web Services Created Using ASP.NET and XML Web Service Clients” on MSDN: This topic is specific to a legacy … Continue reading

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How to Consume a Web Service

This question comes up more than you would imagine. Although it’s a simple question, it’s hard to find a simple answer. This post will attempt to be the simple answer. Any complications will be added as other posts, referencing this … Continue reading

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A REST Client Library for .NET, Part 1

Recently, a poster on the ASP.NET XML Web Services Forum asked how to invoke a particular REST-based web service and get the returned XML. Since this sort of question has been asked many times before, I thought I’d try to … Continue reading

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Basics: How Web Services Work

Web Services are all about XML: A Web Service is described by a document in XML format, in the XML language known as WSDL (Web Services Description Language). This describes the service in terms of the operations, messages, and bindings … Continue reading

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Getting Started With .NET Web Services

All new web service development should use WCF, if possible. There’s an excellent portal to WCF at http://msdn.microsoft.com/wcf. In particular, see Windows Communication Foundation, Conceptual Overview, and Getting Started Tutorial. The old ASMX web service technology is still supported, but … Continue reading

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Ways to Customize your ASMX Client Proxy

Technorati Tags: ASMX,Web Services There have been several questions in the ASMX Web Services and XML Serialization forum about customizing the behavior of the proxy class generated by Add Web Reference or by WSDL.EXE.  Add Web Reference creates a class … Continue reading

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