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July 9, 2002 - Testing the IsPrime Web Service

Yehuda Shiran July 9, 2002
Testing the IsPrime Web Service
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Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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You can test a Web service before you consume it from a DHTML or an ASP.NET page. A Web service is an entity by itself, besides providing services to its consumers. Suppose you put checkIsPrime.asmx in c:\inetpub\wwwwroot\Webreference. Browse http://localhost/Webreference/checkIsPrime.asmx. The window lists the Web service's methods. In our case, there is only one method, IsPrime. Click the IsPrime link and discover a way to test your Web service. Here is how you input the number to check if prime:

And here is the output window with the Web service's http reply:

Notice we put the number 5 and indeed got the answer in the http reply that the number 5 is a prime number (a response of "1" indicates "true", while a false response, i.e., a non-prime, would generate a response of "0").

To learn more about JScript .NET, go to Column 112, JScript .NET, Part VI: Creating IE Web Services.