Web Services in Managed Code
Web services provide the ability to exchange messages in a loosely coupled environment using standard protocols such as HTTP, XML, XSD, SOAP, and WSDL. The messages can be structured and typed or loosely defined. Because standard protocols serve as the basis for Web services, your Web service applications can communicate with a broad variety of implementations, platforms, and devices. The topics in this section focus on how to create and deploy Web services and how to access Web services in managed code. See the list below for links to other topics that discuss Web services.