Review of Making Web Service Calls
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Published: 19 May 2004
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In this article, the author reviews the various options provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework for making Web service calls and focuses on addressing performance issues when making Web service calls.
by Wenfeng Gao
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Introduction

Web services allow programs written in different languages on different platforms to communicate with each other in a standards-based way. Web services play a key part in the service oriented architecture and help on scaling applications. More and more applications use Web services.

 

Web services are slow due to the latency involved when making calls across a network. Applications consuming Web service calls face performance issues. For examples, Microsoft® Windows® Forms applications, for instance, may appear frozen while they wait for a call to a Web service to return. If you are calling a Web service from a Microsoft® ASP.NET page, you may find that multiple Web service calls make your page display many times slower. If you have an application that is making many Web service calls, then it's important to think about how to call them as efficiently as possible.

 

In this article, I will review the various options provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework for making Web service calls and focus on addressing performance issues when making Web service calls. I will focus on three kinds of clients consuming Web services: Windows Forms clients, ASPX pages, Web services.

 

You can find most materials in this article in Matt Powell’s excellent articles [1], [2], [3].


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User Comments

Title: Code example   
Name: Sean Anderson
Date: 2009-05-26 8:02:17 AM
Comment:
Likewise, I would be very interested in seeing a working example of this, as I have read the article here (and the one on MSDN) both of which give a very good overview of the approach, but without a full example I am rapidly getting stuck.
Title: Great articles but...   
Name: Pascal
Date: 2009-05-21 7:38:29 AM
Comment:
Same comments, great articles but would be nice to have a sample code, not that easy to try when you don't know where you going.
Title: req sample code downloadable..   
Name: Karthik
Date: 2006-01-02 1:13:44 AM
Comment:
Hi,
the article was a nice one.
it would be more good if sample code(downloadable) for asynchronous webservices.
can that be done?

Regards,
Karthik






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