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At one point or another, we've had the need to test our web services and WSDLs.  When I was on a BizTalk integration project, I had the need to test the orchestrations exposed via Web Services easily without jumping through all the code.  This WebServicesStudio 2.0 tool allows you to test web services with ease and solves a lot of problems.  The product is available here:
http://www.codeplex.com/wsstudioexpress
 
Like most tools, I like to show you how useful these tools are, so that you can find the right tool at the right time.  When I launch the tool, I select a sample URL and click the Get button.  For this example, I chose http://www.mssoapinterop.org/asmx/simple.asmx as my test.  From here, I then click on the "echoString" method and click the string value in the body.  From that point, you will be able to change the value of the string to whatever value you wish.  I then click the Invoke button and get the results.  Below is a picture of what you might expect:
 
 
 Next, let's flip over to the next tab, Request/Response.  From this tab, you can specify an xml message to send to the web service.   From the menu on the left, you have the ability to set the URL of the web service call, basic authentication information and many other things.  Just to mess around and not really construct a new message, let's just throw a bad value in there for fun.  In the request window, I put in <MyTest /> and clicked send.  Of course I got back the expected result of XML not matching the request which in this case is a good thing.  Below is a screenshot of the result:
 
 
 
 
Now we start seeing how this class is useful.  On the third page of interest, we have the WSDLs & Proxy page.  From this page, we can view the autogenerated information from the XSD tool that this tool has automated for us.  We also have the option from the File Menu to save all of these generated files into a specified directory.  Below is a shot of the autogenerated class:
 
 
So, you can see how useful this automated tool is to visual the way our web services work.
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2006 4:51 PM .NET , Free Tools | Back to top


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Hi,

This post is very helpful and I am already eager to try out this tool, however gotdotnet.com seemed already shutdown.. =(

http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/UserSamples/Details.aspx?SampleGuid=65a1d4ea-0f7a-41bd-8494-e916ebc4159c

Do you know if there are mirror download sites for this tool?

Thanks again and more power. =)
Left by Patrick Tagaban on Feb 21, 2008 12:07 AM

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I can't download this program...
Left by Neoxy on Feb 26, 2008 12:35 PM

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Thanks for the update! This article is really useful. ^___^
Left by Patrick Tagaban on Mar 01, 2008 7:02 AM

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The url http://www.codeplex.com/wsstudioexpress hosts different application than the actual WebServiceStudio 2.0. In fact, the "express" version is not even complete.
Left by Spak on Mar 12, 2008 10:32 AM

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Guys, check out http://codeplex.com/storm
Left by Erik on May 21, 2008 11:55 AM

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FYI, Sowmy has reposted the GotDotNet bersion on MSDN...

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/webservicestudio20
Left by foo on Dec 03, 2008 2:00 PM

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there are any pre requsite to run this application. Bcoz i can't run this application. The error message is Application has generated an exception that could not be handled
Left by syukur on Jan 06, 2009 9:41 PM

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