Introduction to Building XML Web Services with ASMX

Download PDF Version  Download Samples   The Web Service standards define how to build application functionality that is made available to remote machines using generally available Internet protocols. The Web part defines how application functionality is accessed. The services relate to the idea of providing reusable application functionality without having to download or install application…

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An Introduction to Building XML Web Services with ASMX

An Introduction to Building XML Web Services with ASMX By Thom Robbins (trobbins@microsoft.com)   Download PDF Version   Download Samples Overview The Web Service standards define how to build application functionality that is made available to remote machines using generally available Internet protocols. The Web part defines how application functionality is accessed. The services relate…

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Introducing the <DataContract>

As we have seen in previous articles. Creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service begins with annotating the class with a <ServiceContract> attribute and an <OperationContract> for each exposed operation. The design of WCF uses these attributes to expose the service endpoints and to determine the mapping of incoming and outgoing data between the worlds…

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RC of MSDNWiki available

In case you haven’t seen it. The MSDN library has recently made available a Community Content feature for the Visual Studio 2005 documentation and the .NET 3.0 Class Library on MSDN Online. This feature is designed to allow the community of developers worldwide to extend the official online documentation by adding tips, notes, code examples,…

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Looking at Assembly Information

Assembly information is an important part of building an application. This is what gets generated to the executable during compilation. How can you see where this data gets published? Within in a Windows application select the project properties From the application tab select Assembly information Update this to include you data Compile the application. Then…

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Environment.SpecialFolder

A very useful environment enumeration is SpecialFolder. This provides an enumeration to special folders like My Pictures or the Startup menu. These folders are set by default by the system, or explicitly by the user. For example, ever try to get at a list of files contained in somebody’s MyPicture directory. Well using the SpecialFolder…

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Adding items to the task list

Many times I like to make a note of things that I need to do later or things I haven’t completed yet inline with my code. Using Visual Studio 2005 you have the ability to change or add items that show up in the comments section of the task list. This makes it easier to go…

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Try out a Microsoft Virtual Lab Express

Virtual Lab Express is the fastest and easiest way to test drive Microsoft products and the Virtual Lab environment. These are 20-minute hands-on overviews of some of your favorite Microsoft products and developer tools. Try them out online now – no need to download full trial versions or dedicate test machines. Check them out here

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Showing Line Numbers with Visual Studio 2005

While presenting recently I was asked how I was able to line numbers in my code. I often find it a nice feature while doing demos to have line numbers turned on. I think it makes it easier to view the code. With Visual Studio 2005 this is actually very easy to do. Select Tools-…

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Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples

The Windows SDK samples for .NET Framework 3.0 include samples for .NET Framework 2.0, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Cross Technology samples. These samples can be downloaded from here

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