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Using ASP.NET Web Services


This topic pertains to a legacy technology. XML Web services and XML Web service clients should now be created using Windows Communication Foundation.

Web services are components on a Web server that a client application can call by making HTTP requests across the Web. ASP.NET enables you to create custom Web services or to use built-in application services, and to call these services from any client application. We suggest the following progression of documentation to help you navigate through the related topics.

Getting started

Creating and using Web services

Creating and using Web services in AJAX

Using application services in AJAX

Using application services as WCF services

See Also


Web Services in ASP.NET AJAX

Other Resources

Programming .NET 3.5: Build N-Tier Applications with WPF, AJAX, Silverlight, LINQ, WCF, and More

RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Programming WCF Services, Second Edition: Building Service Oriented Applications with Windows Communication Foundation

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