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The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008 by Jim Cheshire

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Chapter 25. Creating and Testing an ASP.NET Web Service

IN THIS CHAPTER

An Explanation of ASP.NET Web Services

Creating an ASP.NET Web Service

Invoking a Web Service Directly

Creating a Dataset for Use with a Web Service

Using a Web Service in a Web Form

Checkpoint

An Explanation of ASP.NET Web Services

Many ASP.NET web applications use data from a database on some portion of the website. In most cases, that data is not specific to any particular page. In other words, not only is that data suitable for use on many pages, but also for many different applications. For example, you might want to use price list information from your database in multiple pages. You might also want to allow your vendors to easily access the price list from their applications ...

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