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Sample ASMX to return javascript

I want to place the following on a number of web pages:
<script type="text/javascript">
src="www.myserver.com/returnjs.asmx"
</script>

I want the asmx (vb.net) to return the following line
document.write('This line was produced by asmx')

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jking1234
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MlandaTCommented:
There are two seperate issues here:

1. How to invoke an ASMX web service from Javascript
I prefer to use JQuery for that purpose because it helps simplify things.

$.ajax(
    {
        type: "POST",
        url: "ReturnJS.asmx/MyJSMethod",
        data: '{}',
        contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
        dataType: "json",
        success: OnSuccess,
        error: OnError
    });

*You'll need to implement the OnSuccess and OnFailure methods. http://www.midnightprogrammer.net/post/Calling-ASPNET-Web-Service-Using-Jquery-Part-I.aspx

2. How to inject javascript into the page
Basically, your web service will need to return a simple string. You will need to execute the javascript returned from teh web service. Supposing that we put the javasccript into a string, you can use the eval() function to execute the javascript.

    var s = "alert('hello')";
    eval(s);

3. Sample web method to return the javascript code:
<WebService(Namespace:="http://tempuri.org/MyService/ReturnJS")> _
Public Class ReturnJS
    Inherits System.Web.Services.WebService

    <WebMethod()> _
    Public Function MyJSMethod() As String
        Return "document.write('This line was produced by asmx')"
    End Function

End Class
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MlandaTCommented:
That addresses your question... however.. the eval() function is dangerous as it opens up a can worms as far as security is concerned. Normal practice is to return plain simple text (as opposed to javascript) from the web service and then loading that text into other controls on the page and so on.
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jking1234Author Commented:
MlandaT,
Thanks for the fast response.
Paragraph 3 above does the Web Services bit.
How should I amend my initial script to execute the returned string ( ie to include the eval() function?

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jking1234Author Commented:
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