Distribute Web Service as a DLL - VB.NET

Hi,

I have a Web Service developed in VB.NET. I did create the PROXY by using the WSDL utility. The file name is called "Proxy.vb". Now instead of sharing the "Proxy.vb" file, i want to share it as a DLL so that others can include it as a reference in their projects.

Can you please provide me the complete command for creating the DLL for the above "Proxy.vb" file ? The DLL file name will be "Proxy.DLL".

Basic concept is "Distributing the Web Service as a DLL" and not by using "Web Service Reference" dialog box.

Thanks
milani_lucieAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
If you create a library project, you can do your "Add Service (or Web) Reference" work there. You will need to distribute the stuff which gets put into web.config with respect to endpoints and bindings (if this is a WCF service). You could set these values up in the code directly, however. You may have to track down which config setting corresponds to which code entity, though.
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Here is the post i have got:

http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/topic/117482-make-webservice-a-dll/

vbc /t:library /out:bin\Proxy.dll <path_of_proxy_class> /reference:System.dll,System.Data.dll,System.Web.dll,System.Web.Services.dll,System.XML.dll,System.Runtime.Remoting.dll <and all the other references reqd>  /optimize

What does this means - <and all the other references reqd> ?

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
The author was abbreviating. If your class library depends on other libraries which you created (or maybe 3rd-party libraries), then you would need to list those as references as well; otherwise, your library may fail to compile or it may fail at runtime due to missing references.
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
I have created the DLL and add it as a reference (Not Web Service Reference) in Client project. Here is the error i am getting:

The type 'System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly 'System.Web.Services, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.

Here are the commands i have executed:

wsdl.exe /l:cs /out:Proxy.cs http://localhost:64710/Service1.asmx?WSDL

csc /t:library /out:Proxy.dll c:\Proxy.cs /reference:System.dll,System.Data.dll,System.Web.dll,System.Web.Services.dll,System.XML.dll,System.Runtime.Remoting.dll /optimize

I do NOT want to reference any DLL's in the Client project EXCEPT my Proxy.DLL.

Thanks
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Is there any way that i can specify version of the DLLs in CSC command ? Something like this:

csc /t:library /out:Proxy.dll c:\Proxy.cs /reference:System.dll 2.0.0.0,System.Data.dll 2.0.0.0,System.Web.dll 2.0.0.0,System.Web.Services.dll 2.0.0.0,System.XML.dll 2.0.0.0,System.Runtime.Remoting.dll 2.0.0.0 /optimize

Thanks
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Do you not have Visual Studio? Put your class in a Class Library project, add references visually and just build it.
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
All the code is hosted as Web Service. So we need not write the same code as "Class Library". And we want to distribute the same to all other projects who needs it. We want to create a PROXY for the Web Service and create a DLL from it so that we can distribute it to other projects easily.

Thanks
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CodeCruiserCommented:
What I am saying is what you do in http:#a37743199 can be done in visual studio in a more intuitive way.
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Can you please let me know how ?
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Use this tutorial

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/mahesh/dll12222005064058AM/dll.aspx

Remove the empty class file and add your class using Add Existing Item.
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