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Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft Excel, VBA, and .NET, Second Edition by John Green, Stephen Bullen, Dennis Wallentin, Rob Bovey

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Chapter 28. Excel and Web Services

Web Services is a term you’ve probably heard about with mild curiosity but ultimately rejected as being irrelevant to Excel. This chapter aims to explain what Web Services are, how to create them (using Visual Basic.NET), and how they can play an important role in our applications. What we do not do in this chapter is go into any detailed explanation of how they work, as that is largely irrelevant to us as Excel developers.

Web Services

A Web Service is a piece of code running on a server computer that we can locate, connect to, and use from anywhere in the world (as long as we have an Internet connection). The server on which the Web Service is running can be tightly controlled, monitored, and secured, forcing ...

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