Debugging Web Services

posted @ Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:40 PM


Recently I have been working on a mobile application running on a Pocket PC. The application uses XML web services to synchronize itself with SQL Server. Web Service Studio allow you to point to a web service to which it will generate the proxy, compile it, generate an assembly, and then reflect over that assembly providing you a user interface to the web service. You can then select any of the methods the web service exposes and it provides a UI to interact with you web services, showing you the results. This tool is very similar in the features provided by Mindreef's SOAPscope; except Web Service Studio is free. One of the more interesting features Web Service Studio provides is the ability to copy and paste nodes from the TreeView that represent your request and response to and from your web services.