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Consuming and creating a webservice refernce WITHOUT using the VS Studio option “Add Reference”?

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I'm trying to create class/object and have it consume a web service from within the class/object WITHOUT using the VS Studio option “Add Reference”?
 
I’m trying to create a dll that developers can add to their project without having to add a web reference. I want my object/class to do it without them having to deal with it.
 
VB.NET syntax, but I would take C# example as well.
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Kyle Abrahams earned 500 total points
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You can create a project who's output is a library.  

Add the reference in your own library, and then expose the function calls inside a class.

When you compile you'll have a DLL that you can publish, and then they can add a reference to the DLL.

I'm not sure that it's really worth it though . . . any developer should be able to figure out how to use the service reference, and keep in mind that every time you update the service you'll also have to update the DLL.
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Thanks!
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Can I make a parameter within the class to pass the URL for the web Reference?
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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I would make it part of your constructor.

so Class MyWebServiceClass
{
  private string _URL;
  public string URL {get return _URL; }
  public MyWebService ws;

  MyWebService()
{
   ws = new MyWebService();
   _URL =  "defaulturl";
   ws.Url =  _URL
}

  MyWebService (string theUrl)
 {
   _URL = theUrl;
    ws = new MyWebService();
   ws.URL = _URL;
}
     
}

something like that . ..  all pseduo code.
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