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VB Classic & SOAP Question

We are adding SOAP support to our VB 6 apps to talk to Java Web Services. I have been researching how to do this and it seems to me that  the only support for VB6 in the SOAP Toolkit is for late binding to web services at run time.

I know that .net has the concept of Web References where at design time VB is binded to the WSDL.

Does anyone know if there are tools / addins out there for VB 6 to be able to have early binding support for web services like .NET?

Thanks in advance...

GenX'er
Monday, February 02, 2004

My GoogleFu is stronger than yours:

search: VB6 "early bind" "web services"

First hit (what you're looking for):
Web Service Proxy Wizard
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs600/html/webservproxwiz.asp

Greg Hurlman
Monday, February 02, 2004

Wow! That's new to me as well. I too thought that the only way to reference an SDL from a VB client with the SOAP Toolkit was through the ROPE's Proxy Object's ServiceDescriptor property.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Monday, February 02, 2004

Thanks Greg.

Only problem is this from the article:

Keep in mind that there are some SOAP features that the WSP wizard cannot currently handle. For example, the wizard cannot create a proxy for a service that defines a complex type in its WSDL interface.

We use complex types - oh well.....

GenX'er
Monday, February 02, 2004

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