ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart By Paul D. Sheriff, Ken Getz
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Chapter 29. Creating and Consuming XML Web Services
In this chapter, you saw how easy it is to create and consume XML Web Services. You created a few simple services and consumed services from both Windows applications and Web applications. In addition, you learned the following:
How to create a simple XML Web Service.
That you should add your own namespace instead of accepting the common namespace provided for you.
That you can test your Web Service using the page the .NET Framework creates for you.
How to add a Web Reference to a project.
How to create a Windows application that consumes an XML Web Service.
How to create a Web application that consumes an XML Web Service.
That you can return either a simple or complex value as the return value of a Web Service method. You can return something as simple as an integer or as complex as a DataSet. The .NET Framework handles the conversions to and from XML as necessary.