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Consume WebService Using SOAP

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Consume WebService Using SOAP


Web Services are thought of as a means to provide easily accessible services over a network. We can use VS.NET IDE to create a Web Service.

While there are different techniques to communicate with a Web Services, SOAP is regarded as the actual standard. SOAP messages are being sent to service endpoints. This can simply be SOAP over HTTP.

Information Regarding Exsiting Web Service

.Asmx file for that WebService (URL):



http://localhost/AddNumbers/Service1.asmx ?wsdl

Namespace of web service:



int AddTwoNumbers (int, int)



Steps For Consuming Web Service Using SOAP

  1. Start a new ASP.NET web application.
  2. Install msxml.msi, then click on “Add reference “ and then select “Interop.MSXML2.dll” and click on add.

    You can download the English version of the msxml.msi install file via this link:

  3. Create one label to display result (ID = lablel1).
  4. Declare objXMLHttp of type MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP40.
          Protected MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP40 objXMLHttp 
  5. Declare one string strSoapEnvelope which contains soap request.
          string strSoapEnvelope= “”;
  6. Create SOAP Envelope strSoapEnvelope like this:
    strSoapEnvelope = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>";
    strSoapEnvelope += "<soap:Envelope ";
    strSoapEnvelope += "xmlns:xsi = \"\" ";
    strSoapEnvelope += "xmlns:xsd= \"\" ";
    strSoapEnvelope += "xmlns:soap= \"\">";
    strSoapEnvelope += "<soap:Body>";
    strSoapEnvelope += "<AddTwoNumbers  
    strSoapEnvelope +="<a>10</a>";
    strSoapEnvelope += "<b>12</b>"
    strSoapEnvelope += "</AddTwoNumbers >";
    strSoapEnvelope += "</soap:Body>";
    strSoapEnvelope += "</soap:Envelope>";
  7. Create an instance of ServerXMLHTTP40.
    objXMLHttp = new ServerXMLHTTP40();
  8. Set the header of SOAP request."POST",,false,"","")
    objXMLHttp.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8");
  9. Send the SOAP request.
  10. Wait for some time.
  11. Take response in string outXML.
    string outXML = objXMLHttp.responseText.ToString();
  12. Display result in label(ID= label1):
    Label1.Text = outXML.ToString();


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Vimal Kamothi
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Comments and Discussions

GeneralCall SOAP service over the HTTPS Pinmemberanrorathod3-Oct-13 0:15 
QuestionSwA with MIME Pinmembersharath.molagavalli23-Jul-13 8:42 
GeneralWorks great! Pinmemberjasonee15-Mar-11 5:59 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberKo Ko Min Min Thein26-Jul-10 22:59 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberbinarycheese27-Apr-09 10:26 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberFuzzychaos23-Mar-09 4:48 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembervirusstorm3-Mar-09 5:41 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberDave Sexton20-Feb-09 5:42 
Questionerror Pinmemberaminbeheshti4-Feb-09 20:10 
GeneralSystem.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server did not recognize the value of HTTP Header SOAPAction. PinmemberAnujit17-Nov-08 19:18 

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