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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Web Service Architecture

Besides handling ASP.NET, Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) can handle Web services, since they come in as HTTP requests. These requests are encoded in the URL or as XML. IIS then creates the required object to fulfill the Web service request. IIS then calls the object's method that is associated with the request. Any returned values are converted to XML and returned to the client, using the HTTP protocol.

Setting Up the Web Services Examples

As usual, all the example programs for this chapter are in the chapter folder, Chap15. To run the examples, you will need to have Internet Information Services (IIS) installed ...

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