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testing a web service created by VS 2019

I have been trying for weeks :(  to successfully test a web service that has been created without using VS 2019. I can create the web service but my app to test the web service just won't work and I am really running out of time.

So I decided to try to use VS 2019 to create the web service and test it. 

I have no experience with VS 2019. But did a lot of reading/researchng.

In VS 2019, I selected as a project WCF Service and using the coding below, was able to build the service. Or at least that is what I think I did - it successfully was built.

But now I need to test it and am a stump chump on how to do so. I just don't get how I can do that. 

I need to give the client a https link that they will use to pass an xml document to my web service where the web service will then insert it into a MS Sql table. 

When I manually created the web service to produce a link for them to use, it keep using localhost instead of the domain name. 

Below is the coding:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Xml;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace RevisedXml.Test.ServiceXml
    // Define the service contract
    public interface ReviseTestImport
        // Define the operation contract
        string ProcessXmlDocument(string xmlDocument);

    // Implement the service contract
    public class RevXmlService : ReviseTestImport
        public string ProcessXmlDocument(string xmlDocument)
                // Save String to Insert into Database
                var ReturnValue = string.Empty;
                var savXmlStrSnd = xmlDocument;
                using (SqlConnection openCon = new SqlConnection("Server=myServer;Database=myDatabase;User Id=myUser;Password=myPassword;"))
                    string saveInfo = "INSERT into DOCS_XML(RcvdXML) VALUES (@RcvdXML)";

                    using (SqlCommand querySaveInfo = new SqlCommand(saveInfo))
                        querySaveInfo.Connection = openCon;
                        querySaveInfo.Parameters.AddWithValue("@RcvdXML", savXmlStrSnd);

                 return ReturnValue;
            catch (Exception ex)
                return ex.Message;

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 I am a real dummy when it comes to this and need help on how I go about testing it.

Any help appreciated.

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Thank you for responding. 

Stupid me! I forgot that I would need to "publish" the project to the IIS web Server - that's

That was easy to do. Now, I guess I need to figure out how to test it.

Once it has been published, does that mean the web service has been created ??

Thank you. 

You posted a snipet that deals with interacting with sql server.

If my reading is correct, the snippet is a mechanism to get XML data and jnsert it.

What are the other pages that provide user interaction do?