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Integrating Windows Form Apps with a Web Service

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Hi all,
Assuming I've built a windows form application... how do I connect it to a
web service? All the examples of web services I've seen pertain to stand
alone applications.

Basically, what methods are there in VB.NET to connect the various types of
applications together? Is there some sort of messaging system?

Thanks.

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Nov 20 '05 #1
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Cor
Hi Lucas,
In this case I can only give you an answer that looks on the answer that I
did give to Scorpion.
But maybe someone takes it op in the way you did with Scorpion. I was
posting a message that I had the same idea's like you when you told that to
Scorpion, but that message is disapeared (not important).

Webservice, just a question, to help your thinking process.
What is the basic difference if it is done by a stand alone application or a
service.
I don't see it, except the connection to the users, but from that I have
seen, you know enough and I don't have to tell you.

Remoting.
That is the word I would look first for in/on MSDN when I would make the
solution, about which I think you're talking about. Not that I have enough
knowledge to tell you how it works, but I know that this is a methode for
service client applications. So when I would need it I should start looking
for that keyword.

Again, just a very little bit to help you on the route.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #2

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"Cor" <no*@non.com> wrote in
news:3f***********************@reader21.wxs.nl:
Webservice, just a question, to help your thinking process.
What is the basic difference if it is done by a stand alone
application or a service.
I don't see it, except the connection to the users, but from that I
have seen, you know enough and I don't have to tell you.
It just seems that all the web services examples I've seen involve
ASP.NET webpages. My current application is a windows form. I was hoping
to find a way to expose the basic functions in my windows form
application, connect a web service to it, grab the relavant data, and
then display/send it back to a remote user via web services/asp.net.

The part I'm having trouble with is connecting the web service to the
windows form. I have no idea how to do this (so I don't even know where
to look!). I want to maintain the current windows for application (1 copy
of the code), but have the ability for the code/application to be
accessed/exposed via the web.
Remoting.
That is the word I would look first for in/on MSDN when I would make
the solution, about which I think you're talking about. Not that I
have enough knowledge to tell you how it works, but I know that this
is a methode for service client applications. So when I would need it
I should start looking for that keyword.


Thanks for the tip, remoting might be what I'm looking for!

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Nov 20 '05 #3

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Cor
Hi Lucas,
I am glad you did answer about the problem with the webservices.

For that I can direct you to the what I always call one of the best
walkthroughs there are.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...alkthrough.asp

I thought you did now this, it describes in my eyes exactly what you are
looking for.

I hopes this helps a lot.
Cor
Nov 20 '05 #4

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