Specifies the base class for all XML Web service client proxies created using ASP.NET.
Assembly: System.Web.Services (in System.Web.Services.dll)
The properties of the class are used to control the behavior of the transport used to transmit the XML Web service request and response. The properties on this class map to properties found on WebRequest. Instances of classes deriving from WebRequest, such as HttpWebRequest, are used as the transport mechanism for XML Web services created using ASP.NET.
To communicate with an XML Web service, you must create a proxy class deriving indirectly or directly from for the XML Web service you want to call. Instead of creating the proxy class manually, you can use the Wsdl.exe tool to create a proxy class for a given XML Web service's service description. Since is the base class for your client proxy, you will find its properties on your proxy classes. These properties are useful for controlling the request behavior of the underlying transport. For instance, use the Credentials property for calling authenticated XML Web services. Many of the properties are used to initialize the WebRequest object that is used to make the Web request.
The following example is an ASP.NET Web Form, which calls an XML Web service named Math. Within the EnterBtn_Click function, the Web Form sets proxy information and client credentials on the proxy class prior to calling the remote XML Web service method.
This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.
The properties on this class are copied into a new instance of a WebRequest object for each XML Web service method call. While you can call XML Web service methods on the same instance from different threads at the same time, there is no synchronization done to ensure that a consistent snapshot of the properties will get transferred to the WebRequest object. Therefore if you need to modify the properties and make concurrent method calls from different threads you should use a different instance of the XML Web service proxy or provide your own synchronization.
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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.