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Are webservices persistent ?

Posted on 2005-03-24
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Hi :)

I'd like to know if there is a way to make a .NET WebService persistent.  Maybe they already are though, I'm not a VS expert here :)

Here is an example of what I need.

' *** '

Private x As Integer = 0

<WebMethod()> Public Function GetNext() As Integer
   x = x + 1
   Return x
End Function

' *** '

I want to ba able to call the GetNext method a couple of times and have 1, 2, 3, 4... as results.  Is there any way I can do that ?  

Thanks :)
Steve
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All web method calls are stateless and so they wont be able to store the previous values. The one option that i can think of is for you to get the next number always from a database thru the web method.
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