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The web service I am currently using has a custom handler called .fasmx and it is accepting a byte array from a set top box.

I have been asked to create a wrapper around the web service and then expose it to the client ... what does this mean and could some one give me an example ???

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by:Bob Learned
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It means to create a class that has methods that correspond to the web methods exposed by the service.  Since the description for the web service isn't really strong-typed, you can create wrapper classes that are strong-typed, and allows for better Intellisense.

What language are you working with?  VB.NET or C#?

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but the client is going to be a STB which will use a custom protocol over HTTP (hence the file extension fasmx)to call methods on the Web service. If the client is not made in C# how would intellisense be any part of the dev process ?
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The wrapper class would be responsible for creating a web service instance, and making the calls to the web methods and returning any values, etc.  I don't know how that would fit into a set-top box.  Can you give me more information about the STB?

Bob

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its a client side thing and all i know about it is that it has an agent on it which when needed will call the web service thru our custom protocol.
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Custom protocol?

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