Web Service


  • Is the Web Service being phased out?  Can't seem to find a step by step for Visual Studio 2017.
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:21 PM

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  • Hi Timothy,

    Do you mean "ASP.NET Web service"?

    "ASP.NET Web Service" (ASMX) is legacy technology, it exists only to support existing ASMX service.

    Do not use it for new development. WCF should be used for all new development of web service clients and servers.

    Use File->New Project->WCF Service Application.

    Please feel free to let me know if I misunderstood.

    Best regards,


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    Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:31 AM