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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 456
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32330-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32330-0
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-5889-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-5889-7

Sams Teach yourself .NET XML Web Services in 24 Hours takes a straightforward approach to teaching the hows and whys of XML Web Services and builds upon the skills learned in each successive chapter. The intent is to give readers a competitive edge in creating new and innovative software solutions before the competition has even heard of them. It includes coverage of XML, XSD, WSDL, SOAP, UDDI, and DISCO and ASP.NET. The examples in the book will be given in both C# and VB.NET.



The source code for the examples developed in the book - 77 kb -- code.zip

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Building the XML Web Services Four Function Calculator

Data Types in XML Web Services

Defining XML Web Services Operations with WSDL

What Are XML Web Services and How Do They Fit into the .NET Framework?

Windows Client for the XML Web Services Four Function Calculator

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Questions & Answers, and a Workshop.)



Hour 1. What Are XML Web Services and How Do They Fit into the .NET Framework?

What Are XML Web Services? When Are XML Web Services Appropriate? Using the .NET Framework to Create XML Web Services. Hailstorm: An XML Web Services Example.

2. An XML Primer.

What Is XML? XML Document Structure. Validate XML Documents. XML's Role in XML Web Services.

Hour 3. Defining XML Web Service Operations with WSDL.

What Is WSDL? Services Defined in WSDL. Defining Ports. Bindings in WSDL. Messages. Types.

Hour 4. Remote Procedure Calls with SOAP.

What Is SOAP? What's in SOAP? Representing Data with SOAP. A Simple SOAP Application.

Hour 5. Finding XML Web Services with UDDI and DISCO.

Finding an XML Web Service. Using UDDI. Using DISCO. Using the Service Description.


Hour 6. Visual Studios Environment or Server Setup.

Visual Studio.NET. Using Visual Studio.NET. Building a Service with VisualStudio.NET. Building a Client with VisualStudio.NET.

Hour 7. Building the Four Function Calculator.

Designing the Service. Creating the Service. Adding Classes to an XML Web Service. Adding the Four-Function Calculator Code. Building the Service. Running the Service. Creating an XML Web Service Contract. Creating the Four-Function Calculator in ASP.

Hour 8. Windows Client for the Four Function Calculator.

Creating a Client Application. Building a Proxy Class with WSDL.exe.

Hour 9. Web Clients for the Four Function Calculator.

Accessing XML Web Services via httpGet and httpPost. XML Web Service Behavior.


Hour 10. Data Types in XML Web Services.

Data Types in .NET. Handling Primitive Data Types. Passing Arrays of Primitive Data Types. Working with Enumerations. Returning Classes. Passing Arguments.

Hour 11. Working with Data in XML Web Services.

Using ADO in .NET.

Hour 12. Passing DataSets from XML Web Services.

ADO.NET in XML Web Services. Returning a DataSet from an XML Web Service. Returning the DataSet as an XML Document. Using DataSets as Function Arguments. Adding Additional Functions to Your Data Enabled XML Web Service.

Hour 13. Consuming DataSets in XML Web Services.

Building Clients for XML Web Service Returned DataSets. Binding DataSets to the DataGrid Control.

Hour 14. XML in Web Services.

Using DataSet Objects to Handle XML Data. Handling XML with .NET's XML Object Set.


Hour 15. Using ASP.NET Intrinsics.

Session Object. Application Object. Server Object. HttpContext Object.

Hour 16. The XML Web Services Namespace/Web Method.

WebMethod Attribute. Configuring Your Service with WebService Attributes.

Hour 17. XML Web Service Events (Global.ASA).

What Does the Global.asax DO?

Hour 18. Security and the SOAP Toolkit.

What Is Security? Security Basics. Securing the Server through IIS. Accessing Secure Services.

Hour 19. Asynchronous Operations.

Asynchronous Operations in XML Web Services. A Web Service to Call Asynchronously. Building a Client Application That Utilizes Asynchronous Calls.

Hour 20. Debugging Your XML Web Services.

Tracking XML Web Service Errors. Writing Events to the Event Log.

Hour 21. Error Handling in XML Web Services.

Error Handling.

Hour 22. Publishing an XML Web Service.

Deploying Your Service on Your Development Machine. Creating a DISCO Document. Registering with UDDI. Configuring an XML Web Service.


Hour 23. Building the Quote Server XML Web Service.

QuoteServer—A Fully Functional XML Web Service. Loading QuoteServer with Relational Data. Returning Historical Quotes. Revising QuoteServer—Adding New Functionality.

Hour 24. Quote Server Clients.

ASP Clients for the QuoteServer XML Web Service. Windows Clients for the QuoteServer XML Web Service. Calling an XML Web Service from an XML Web Service.



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