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.NET Web Services: Architecture and Implementation by Keith Ballinger

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Chapter 4. Creating Web Service Clients

This chapter covers the interesting technological features in the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET for building Web service clients. Specifically, the .NET Framework software development kit (SDK) comes with two command-line tools useful for Web services: wsdl.exe and disco.exe; and Visual Studio .NET comes with first-class support for creating clients using the Add Web Reference dialog box. In addition, this chapter explores how to create Web service clients manually, and how to extend or customize an existing client.

Creating Clients with the .NET Framework SDK

The .NET Framework SDK comes with two command-line tools for building XML Web service clients: disco.exe and wsdl.exe. The first, disco.exe, ...

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