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Consuming a Web Service Sample

This application demonstrates how to consume various existing .NET Framework Web services, including services providing the current time, a cartoon-a-day, and currency conversion.

To get samples and instructions for installing them

  • Do one or more of the following:

    • On the Help menu, click Samples.

      The Readme displays information about samples.

    • Visit the Visual Studio 2008 Samples Web site. The most recent versions of samples are available there.

    • Locate samples on the computer on which Visual Studio is installed. By default, samples and a Readme file are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\lcid. For Express editions of Visual Studio, all samples are located online.

For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To run this sample

  • Press F5.

A TabControl provides four different examples of Web service consumption.

  • Get the local date and time based on a U.S. ZIP code

  • Convert Euro dollars into any of the 12 ECC-member nation currencies.

  • Look up sales rank and price information for any book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble by entering an ISBN number.

  • View the Dilbert cartoon-of-the-Day from the Daily Dilbert Web service. This example invokes the Web service asynchronously.

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