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Testing the Web Service Consumer

Now it is time to test what you've created.

  1. Open your Web browser to

  2. http://localhost/pmcalc_web/default.aspx

    You should see the screen shown in Figure 3.3.

    Figure 3.3 Testing your Web Service.

  3. Enter the value 8 and click the Go button.

NOTE

The first time you run your Web Service and your Web Forms application, a .NET Just In Time Compiler specific to your operating system, processor, and so forth compiles the assembly into real machine-level instruction code. This might take a few moments, so be patient. After the compilation is done, it doesn't have to be compiled again, and you will benefit from the ASP.NET caching feature, thus enjoying a tremendous performance benefit over traditional Active Server Page applications.

Examining the Results

If everything worked correctly, you should see the screen shown in Figure 3.4.

Figure 3.4 Results of consuming your Web Service

You can see that the Web Service successfully returned your result and that it was consumed by your Web page.

NOTE

If you see anything other than the result in Figure 3.4, you could have mistyped some code. Double-check your code against the previous code listings. It is imperative that you pay attention to capitalization in C#! If you are convinced you typed the code correctly, you might want to check your configuration. For other suggestions, refer to Chapter 10, "Exceptions and Error Handling."

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