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Adding SOAP header to a SOAP message

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework
Hi guys I am a bit of newbie to SOAP message handling here....
I just want to quote my example here and ask for some assistance...I have been scratching my (bald) head for a couple of days on this and get quite panic....

I have a SQL server Integration Service (SSIS) 2005 package that uses Visual Studio 2005 VB script to consume a third-party WCF Web service in proxy class .  The third party company generated a proxy class in VB for me and I copied and pasted the code into my SSIS VB script task.  For your information, SSIS 2005 is .NET 2.0 framework based.

Here is the beginning of the proxy class:
Namespace abc.xxx.xxxxxxx.Client.xxxxx
    <System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("wsdl", "2.0.50727.3038"), _
     System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThroughAttribute(), _

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