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How to check the availability of a web service before calling it. C#

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Hi,

I would like to check the availability of a web service before calling it through c#. Sort of like a ping.

How would I accomplish this.
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you could use system.net.webrequest / webresponse and check to see if the getresponse method returns null
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Hi p davis,
how exactly would i do that?
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WebRequest myRequest = WebRequest.Create(site);
            WebResponse myResponse = myRequest.GetResponse();

where site is the url
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also instead of checking for null you would probably want to do some exception handling with a try block
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did you get it figured?
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