Upgrade of VS2005 web service
Posted on 2014-01-09
I have a web service that was created using Visual Studio 2005 (VB).
It is pretty simple, it only has one function and is only called by one application (written in .NET 1.1).
I thought maybe I should recompile it into the .net 4.0 framework because I have read that using the asmx technology is considered legacy.
But now I am leaning towards leaving it "as is".
And here is why...I have heard that a 1.1 app that calls a WCF service doesn't work that well. There are issues with it getting a return result back from WCF.
Which then brings me to another question....
Does Windows 2008 R2 support .net framework 2.0 apps? If it doesn't, then I don't have a choice and I must convert it to WCF.
Any thoughts, advice, sites to refererence on using WCF vs web services would be most appreciated! Thank you!