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"Walkthrough: Using Client Application Services" Article Still Uses ASMX Services! RRS feed

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  • The article "Walkthrough: Using Client Application Services" still has readers creating an ASMX (ASP.NET) Web Service. Please stop suggesting that readers begin their "web services" career by using this legacy technology. Your own documentation makes it clear that new web service development should use WCF.

    Creating the Application Services Host


    In this section, you will create a simple Web service application that accesses user data from a local SQL Server Compact 3.5 database file. Then, you will populate the database using the ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool. This simple configuration enables you to quickly test your client application. As an alternative, you can configure the Web service host to access user data from a full SQL Server database or through custom MembershipProvider and RoleProvider classes. For more information, see Creating and Configuring the Application Services Database for SQL Server.

    In the following procedure, you create and configure the AppServices Web service.


    John Saunders
    WCF is Web Services. They are not two separate things.
    Use WCF for All New Web Service Development, instead of legacy ASMX or obsolete WSE
    Use File->New Project to create Web Service Projects
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:52 AM

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  • I was a victim of this documentation, which claims to support VS2010 yet requires VS2008 as a prerequisite.
    Friday, April 29, 2011 1:45 PM