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Microsoft® Visual C++® .NET 2003 Kick Start by Kate Gregory

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Chapter 10. Writing and Consuming a Web Service

Web Service Fundamentals

Web Services (sometimes called XML Web Services) are the heart of Microsoft .NET. They represent the ultimate in distributed components—components that you access over the Web, although they might be located anywhere in the world. A Web Service does not have a user interface—it is code for other applications to call. Think of it as similar to a COM component that offers services to other components. One service might have a number of methods that all relate ...

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