Developing an XML Web Service Using Visual Studio 2005 - Creating XML Web Service using Visual Studio 2005 (Page 3 of 6 )
Go through the following steps to create the web service.
First, open up your Visual Studio by clicking Start->Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Once you have opened Visual Studio, go to File->New->Web site (Fig 1).
This is a bit different from older versions of Visual Studio (like Visual Studio 2003 or below). The new “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005” internally maintains a thin web server (without really requiring IIS installed) for development purposes itself!
Within the “New Web Site” dialog, select “ASP.NET Web Service”, location as “File System” (to work with thin web server), language as “Visual C#” (the code of mine would be on C#), your own path by clicking on “Browse” and finally click “OK” (Fig 2).
That’s all. The web service must be created on your file system successfully. Now, we need to develop (or convert) the web service in such a way that it implements all of the methods discussed in the previous section.