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Subject: RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued?
Thread ID: 143281 Message ID: 143382 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Web Services
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:16:56 PM         
   


> > Hi to All!
> >
> > I read in an article in the Net that the Soap toolkit has been discontinued by Microsoft already. Since, the XML Web Services in VFP uses these toolkit, does that mean it's no good to do applications using this feature in VFP? I'm new into XML Webservices of VFP and when I'm just researching on how to do it, I have came across with this issue.
> >
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> > Thanks!
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> >
> > ReyM.
>
> Hi Rey
>
> I too faced this problem. Also the SOAP toolkit cannot deal with Complex objects an well as Complex arrays that many new web services require. I have since created my web service in C# and am using VFP COM components as my business objects since I find that easy.
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> For instance certain XML that is output by my web service produces an array but when accessed from VFP SOAP only the first element gets returned.
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> Getting VFP COM and .NET to talk to each other is not hard but passing objects across is extremely tough. After much experimenting I have succeeded in doing this and getting the web service to work.
>
> Problem is that VFP is not strongly typed and NET is. Also VFP can see net objects but not vice versa if not strongly typed using COMATTRIBUTE. Also the problem in .NET is that although it uses a runtime, you cannot code to dynamically create objects at runtime like you can in VFP.
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> If you do not need Complex objects and arrays to be passed from your web service I suggest you stick with VFP and SOAP as it is very easy. Otherwise you will have to create non standard protocols and will lose intellisense.
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> Bernard
>
> ** If you see someone without a smile, give em one of yours :) **

Hi Bernard,

Thanks for the info.

Most certainly, I will be using the XML Web Service to pass my xml cursor data selected from the VFP database by the COM object. The thing is, in what level of complexity would it take so I know that my xml data cannot be handled anymore by the SOAP toolkit? I will be selecting records from the tables, convert them to xml, get the xml via web service to the client. Is there a limit on how many records can I pass? Fields or elements for the XML data?

I will go with your suggestion I guess, cause I'm still knew with this web services functionality and I don't think I'm going to include arrays yet. Plus, Erik showed me a link for the support period of MS which is till 2013 for the SOAP toolkit. Before that time, we would have already updated our systems with new platform available for VFP.

Thanks!


Rey M.

ENTIRE THREAD

XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Rey Magdalaga @ 8/27/2007 1:12:50 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Eric den Doop @ 8/27/2007 1:22:36 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Rey Magdalaga @ 8/27/2007 1:44:09 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Eric den Doop @ 8/27/2007 3:18:41 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Bernard Bout @ 8/27/2007 11:44:15 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Rey Magdalaga @ 8/28/2007 1:16:56 PM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Bernard Bout @ 8/30/2007 6:11:39 AM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Rey Magdalaga @ 8/30/2007 6:39:14 AM
RE: XML Web Service using SOAP discontinued? Posted by Christian Pano @ 8/30/2007 7:02:52 AM