What is web service ?

Web Service

Web services are business logic components which provide functionality via the internet using standard protocols such as HTTP.

Web services uses simple Object access protocol (SOAP) in order to expose the business functionality. SOAP is the platform independent so consumer of web service can take service on any platform. i.e Unix,Linux etc.

Uses Of web service

It is used to communicate with different applications which has been developed on different platform using different technology.

How to Create Simple web service to fill GridView in Asp.net 3.5 ?

These are the following steps to create the web service

Step1. Add the web service file as shown in fig1

Step 2.  Write the following code in webservice.cs

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.Services;

using System.Data.SqlClient;

using System.Data;

/// <summary>

/// Summary description for WebService2

/// </summary>

[WebService(Namespace = “http://tempuri.org/&#8221;)]

[WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo = WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)]

// To allow this Web Service to be called from script, using ASP.NET AJAX, uncomment the following line.

// [System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptService]

public class WebService2 : System.Web.Services.WebService {

public WebService2 () {

//Uncomment the following line if using designed components




public DataSet GetEmpName()


SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(“Data Source=.\\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\\Database.mdf;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True”);

SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(“Select *from tblEmp”, con);

SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);

DataSet ds = new DataSet();


return ds;



Step 3: Compile the web service file as shown in fig2








Step 4:

Click on getEmpName method then Click on “Invoke” as shown in fig3. If the web service is correct then you will get the EmpName in Xml formate.

Then copy the webservice URL  I.e  http://localhost:1036/TestWebService/WebService2.asmx

Step 5: Go to Solution exp then select your project ->Right click on project -> add  web  reference. Then you get like this

Then you will get .disco and .wsdl file in Solution explore of project.

Step 6: Go to default page, Take a gridview control and write the following code in code behind file for filling the gridview Control.

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page


protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)




protected void fillgridview()


WsTest.WebService2 ws = new WsTest.WebService2();

GridView1.DataSource = ws.GetEmpName();





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