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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Consuming Web Services

This section discusses the process of Web Service consumption. Applications that make use of Web Services are said to consume the Web Service and are therefore known as consumers. A Web Service consumer must perform at least three steps in order to use the Web Service. These are discovery (a process of extracting information about a Web Service), generating a proxy class, and using the proxy class to invoke the Web Service methods. The first two steps can be done manually; however, the Delphi IDE provides the integrated tools to make the process much easier. I will walk through the step-by-step process.

The Discovery Process

Before you can use a Web Service, you have to know how to use it. You must discover available methods, ...

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