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ASMX Service Client Debugging

Last Modified: 2016-03-11
I am testing a client who's supposed to connect to my .asmx web service with a single method called PostData.

The client code being used is also used for other web services, however, it does not reference any methods.
So I'm assuming the other services this client publishes too are web services that don't expose any methods.

QUESTION 1) Is is possible to create web services that don't expose methods?

I had them send me an example of the code to test out myself, I've copied it below. When I try running this... I get a "The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.".

I would like to debug this inside of the web service, however I am not sure how to since it doesn't ever load up the exposed method.


string returnString;
			var request = System.Net.WebRequest.Create("https://-------/Services/DataPushService.asmx") as System.Net.HttpWebRequest;
			var messageString = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?><XML xmlns:xsi=\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\">DATA HERE</XML>";
			request.Method = "POST";
			request.ContentType = "text/xml";

			request.Accept = "Accept"; // options.Communications.HttpAcceptHeader; 
			request.KeepAlive = false;
			request.ServicePoint.Expect100Continue = false;

			request.Headers["Authorization"] = "Basic WebServiceTest:miller69";

			using (var requestStream = request.GetRequestStream())
				using (var requestWriter = new System.IO.StreamWriter(requestStream, Encoding.UTF8))

			using (var response = request.GetResponse())
				using (var responseStream = response.GetResponseStream())
					if (responseStream != null)
						using (var responseReader = new System.IO.StreamReader(responseStream, Encoding.UTF8))
							returnString = responseReader.ReadToEnd();

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