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Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Abbey Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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25. Web Services in Visual Basic

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.

—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

...if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

—Eleonora Duse

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• How to create WCF web services.

• How XML, JSON, XML-Based Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer Architecture (REST) enable WCF web services.

• The elements that comprise WCF web services, such as service references, service endpoints, service contracts and service bindings.

• How to create a client that consumes a WCF web service.

• How to use WCF web services with Windows and web applications.

• How to use session tracking in WCF web services ...

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