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In this hour, you learned how to create and use Web Services with Visual C++ .NET. Creating a Web Service is very similar to creating a normal class, except it is derived from System::Web::Services::WebService and the exposed methods have the appropriate attributes described in this hour's lesson. Once you deployed your Web service, you were able to test it through the Web browser. You were also able to use it in the WebServiceApp application through a proxy class that was built when you added a Web reference.

Web Services supply a powerful feature for providing remote functionality to other users with an open interface that is not platform dependent. The .NET Framework is designed to make creating and using Web Services as easy as possible, as this hour's lesson demonstrates.

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