Windows Web Services API


WWSAPI is a native-code implementation of SOAP which provides core network communication functionality by supporting a set of the WS-* and .NET-* family of protocols. WWSAPI is designed to be used by components/applications which fall into one of the following categories:

  • Native code mandate
  • Require minimal dependencies
  • Require minimal startup time
  • Memory constrained environments

Developer audience

Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) offers C/C++ application programming interface (API) for building SOAP based web services and clients to them. A basic understanding of web services and protocol associated with them is important to use this API.

Run-time requirements

Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) is an operating-system component of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or later versions of Microsoft Windows.

In this section


About Windows Web Services

General information about the Windows Web Services API.

Using Windows Web Services

Programming guide for the Windows Web Services API.

Windows Web Services Reference

Reference documentation for the Windows Web Services API.