Web References and Visual Studio 2013 Express RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am having an issue adding a web reference to my project.

    I am using visual studio 2013 express.

    I go to Service References-->Add Service Reference --> Advanced-->Add Web Reference.

    When I put in the URL to the .asmx, it finds the web services at the URL.  However, when I click on Add Reference, I get a message that states unable to download files from http://...asmx?wsdl.  Do you want to skip these files and continue?

    1.  The error says it can download from http://, when the URL i entered was https://...

    I've tried adding web reference from a web service sitting on http and it works fine.

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:52 PM


  • Hi msdnJason,

    Visual Studio Integrate forum is aim to discuss and ask questions about extending and integrating with Visual Studio. Your question is more related to Web Service. I suggest you post your question in WCF, ASMX and other Web Services forum for better support.

    By search on web, the error maybe related to the security mode. You could change it as Transport and try again.

    <security mode="Transport">
        <transport clientCredentialType="Windows" />
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    Li Wang

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    • Marked as answer by DotNet Wang Monday, April 25, 2016 7:19 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:47 AM