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How does the execution of ASMX web service start?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework

I am working on some existing code. Project contains a ASMX web service. When I run the project (F5), it runs properly and I can see exposed service methods. However I am not able to understand the starting point of execution. I can't find any InitializeComponent/Main/InIt method. How does .net start the ASMX service. Can I debug through it?


Basically my requirement is to host a WCF service in this project. I have written the code for my WCF service. But I have no idea to where to put the service host initialization and connection open code. Please help me out.


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Anyone have any experience with this?

We are using VS 2005 for the front end, and vs 2010 for the web services part (asmx), not wcf yet.


Web service works just like the vs2005 when run locally, no problems.


Connecting to it from a test app returns an empty string. Connecting to a 2005 app doesn't!

Anyone run into this before or have a suggestion? Surely vs 2005 can connect to web services from a later version?






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I need to consume and ASMX service on my website.

This service has to be authenticated and results would be displayed on my website.

Can you please give be step by step instructions on how do i do it?

I am using VS 2008 VB or C# is fine by me.

I had checked on various forums and its not really giving me the required steps (baby steps here)

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