In an earlier article the method of calling a web service from a client created using Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 IDE was described. The IDE offers an excellent method to get a reference to the necessary proxy by way of the WSDL utility. This is carried out by adding a web reference to the client application.
This article shows how you may create a client that calls the web service from Visual Basic 6 using Soap 3.0. By providing Soap 3.0, Microsoft provides VB programmers with the ability to tap web services. This is most useful to those who are still using VB 6.0 or C++ and are not contemplating a move into VB.NET.
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