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We have a web service that takes a complex type as input and returns a complex type as output

How do we SEE the entire XML of the output?

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    Private Sub BtnSend_CORS_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnSend_CORS.Click
     
        Dim svc As New SxM.Service1

        Dim CORs As New SxM.CustomerOrderRequests()

        Dim COR As New SxM.CustomerOrderRequest
        COR.CreatedBy = Me.tbCreatedBy.Text
        COR.DateCreated = Now()
        COR.MessageId = CInt(Me.tbMessageId.Text)
        COR.MessageTypeId = 0
        COR.StatusChangeAuthor = "StatusChangeAuthor"

        Dim CORCO As New SxM.CustomerOrderRequestCustomerOrder()
        CORCO.AffiliateId = 0
        CORCO.AffiliateIdSpecified = CBool(False)
        CORCO.AffiliateOrderNumber = Me.tbAffiliateOrderNumber.Text
        CORCO.CustomerOrderId = CInt(Me.tbCustomerOrderId.Text)
        CORCO.PromotionalMaterialType = "PromotionalMaterialType"

        Dim CORCOCOU As New SxM.CustomerOrderRequestCustomerOrderCustomerOrderUnit()
        CORCOCOU.Address1 = Me.tbAddress1.Text
        CORCOCOU.Address2 = "Address2"
        CORCOCOU.BillingAmount = 0
        CORCOCOU.City = "City"
        CORCOCOU.Company = Me.tbCompany.Text
        CORCOCOU.Country = "Country"

        CORCO.CustomerOrderUnit = CORCOCOU
        COR.CustomerOrder = CORCO
        CORs.CustomerOrderRequest = COR

'The response is a complex type returning an object SxM.CsiNotification
        Dim ret As SxM.CsiNotification
'Here we call the Web Service and pass in the complex CORS structure
        ret = svc.postCOU(CORs)
'Here we want to SEE the xml ... below doesn't work
        tbResponse.Text = ret.ToString()
'all I get in text box is:   Client.SxM.CsiNotification

    End Sub
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I want to see the entire XML received back from the web service call

How?
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strickdd earned 2000 total points
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The easiest way is to call the web service with the same inputs through a third part application (i.e., Web Service Studio or SoapUI). That will give you the raw XML.
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by:wdosanjos
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You can enable WCF Message Logging:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms730064.aspx
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by:mansooralia_yahoo
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'The response is a complex type returning an object SxM.CsiNotification

according to this sentence, the return is an object, check what properties are populated in that object, you may find a raw xml string too
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by:volking
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@Strickdd - I need "See" the XML in about 20 places in my code. That solution may (or may not) work, but I'll try it as a last resort.

@mansooralia - I've looked and can find nothing about XML in the objects.

@wdosanjos - Trying your suggestion now.

Thanks - Volking
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by:volking
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@wdosanjos - Took awhile to realize, we're not using WCF. This is an OLD WebService originally written for Framework 2.0 using Visual Studio 2003. It has evolved over the years. From what I read, looks like WCF Message Logging isn't applicable.
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by:wdosanjos
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OK. I guess your application is probably using WSE, if so the following link should work for you.

Web Services Enhancements Diagnostic Settings
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa529559.aspx

Web.Config
<configuration>
   <configSections>
      <section name="microsoft.web.services3"
               type="Microsoft.Web.Services3.Configuration.WebServicesConfiguration, Microsoft.Web.Services3, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" />
   </configSections>
  <microsoft.web.services3>
    <diagnostics> 
      <trace enabled="true" 
        input="d:\trace\inputTrace.webinfo" 
        output="d:\trace\outputTrace.webinfo"/>
    </diagnostics>
  </microsoft.web.services3>
</configuration>

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Note: Give the proper access to the trace folder for the ASP.NET Machine Account (generally 'ASPNET'), otherwise it will fail to create/write the trace files.
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by:volking
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Although clumsy, this is the only solution that worked
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