How to view XML Posted to a SOAP web service

Posted on 2012-08-28
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Last Modified: 2012-08-30
I am using a SOAP based web service. Below is a snippet of my code.
I am getting error, and the vendor has asked me to provide them with the XML that i post. How go I get hold of the raw XML that is getting posted?

please help

                DateTime today = DateTime.Now.Date;

                using (ManageSubscriptionsService service = new ManageSubscriptionsService())



                    subscriberDetails newSubscription = new subscriberDetails();
                    newSubscription.emailAddress = "abc@aaa.net";
                    newSubscription.password = "pp";
                    newSubscription.givenName = "ps";
                    newSubscription.familyName = "s";
                    newSubscription.town = "";
                    newSubscription.region = "";
                    newSubscription.country = "";
                    newSubscription.startDate = today;
                    newSubscription.startDateSpecified = true;
                    newSubscription.endDate = today.AddYears(2).AddDays(-1);
                    newSubscription.endDateSpecified = true;
                    newSubscription.numberOfComputersAllowed = 10;
                    newSubscription.numberOfComputersAllowedSpecified = true;
                    newSubscription.subscribedNodeId = 33137;
                  long i =  service.addSubscriber(GetSOAPAuthDetails(),newSubscription,1065);

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Question by:pritam25shitole
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Robert Schutt earned 980 total points
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Can you step into the code and see what is called subsequently in those functions like service.addSubscriber?

A solution without looking at the code may be to use a tool like Fiddler, which can show you any network traffic in and out, text/xml or otherwise.
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by:Rose Babu
Rose Babu earned 980 total points
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If you are using the WCF web services, then you have to use some third party tool to get the request and response XML structure.

Best third party tools i'm using is soapUI.



Download soapUI and instal it.

Just add the WSDL file as mentioned in the below tutorial


then you could see the web methods available. and by expanding the webmethod you can see the request node. Then Double click it to get the request XML structure.

Also this is the best tool to test all kind of the web services.

Get the XML structure and give that to your vendor. Or give me the wsdl link, i can post the XML structure.

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ID: 38344416
stepping into code gives me the values that I am passing but not the raw XML.
Even fidler doesn't seem to help here.

Author Comment

ID: 38349088
Fiddler2 did the job! Turns out I was looking at wrong piece of info.

thanks for your help.

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