Building XML Web Services Using C# and ASP.NET


The term "web service" has been used quite frequently lately: you hear people saying how good web services are and how they will dominate the future of software development, but what exactly are web services and how can we create them?

In this article we will explore the features of Microsoft ASP.NET Web Services, more specifically how to build web services. A real world example extending what I discuss in this article will be shown at the end of this article. It will utilise many things that you will learn throughout this article.

To understand this article fully, you are required to have some previous knowledge of C#, ASP.NET and ADO.NET. To try the examples shown in this article for yourself, you will need the .NET Framework and Internet Information Server 5 or higher installed on your Windows NT/XP/2000 PC.

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James Yang Australia

James is a student at Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in Computer Science. He is an MCSE, MCDBA, MCSA and CCNA.

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