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Web Service Overloaded Constructor/Set method

Hi there,
I was writing a mail web service which takes toEmail, fromEmail, smtp server and send an email. But it seems the set web Method that I wrote doesn't work. I tried servericeObj.setToEmail("..."), then called servericeObj.getToEmail() from client, the value wasn't set. I also tried to initialize the service with following overloaded constructor, it didn't work. The last thing I want to do (But I am sure it works) is to call servericeObj.SendEmail(toEmail, fromEmail, smptServer, ...). Can Someone provides me a sample of how to call set WebMethod or Overloaded constructors for web services? The help will be greatly appreciated!

Here is a clip of my code:

   private int intPriority = 0;
   private string strToEmail = "";
   private string strFromEmail = "";
   private string strSubject = "";
   private string strSmtpServer = "";

   public MailService(int iPriority, string sToEmail, string sFromEmail, string sSubject, string sSmtpServer)
          intPriority = iPriority;
          strToEmail = sToEmail;
          strFromEmail = sFromEmail;
          strSubject = sSubject;
          strSmtpServer = sSmtpServer;
  public string getToEmail()
          return strToEmail;
  public void setToEmail(string sToEmail)
         strToEmail = sToEmail;

1 Solution
Your idea is right for a stateful, regular object oriented approach.  But on the web everything is stateless.  You are sending state into your overloaded constructor with the arguments, but once the call to instantiate the web service is made, all that state info is gone.  You want to declare a WebMethod that takes all of the args in your ctor, build out the email message and send it and be done.

pubilc void sendEmail(string sToEmail, string sFromEmail, string sSubject, string sSmtpServer)
     // build out the mail meesage and send.

Now, I notice you have priority specified in the argument.  If you want to queue up emails for bulk sending at some future point, you have to save the info in some persistence media (like a database) and then have a separate method to go get that data and send out the email.

gvmdevelopmentAuthor Commented:
Hi John,
That was what I thought the problem was, thanks a lot for your help!

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