Five Reasons for using an O/R mapping tool
(April 5, 2005)
Consuming Amazon Web Services
(July 7, 2004)
Integrating Office XP Smart Tags with the .NET XML Web Services
(February 13, 2003)
In May 2001, Microsoft announced the Office XP suite and introduced the concept of Smart Tags. This technology provides the dynamic recognition of text or data within a document and allows the association of various actions with the text.
In this article, originally published on ASPToday.com, Darshan Singh looks at how we can build a smart tag handler DLL in Visual Basic 6.0 that uses the .NET Web service to get the data. The smart tag handler discussed here allows a travel agent to get their corporate client's travel details as soon as the client's identification number is entered in Excel 2002. The smart tag handler recognizes the corporate client ID, sends a request to .NET Web service that returns the travel details in XML format, and finally, the smart tag handler processes the returned XML using Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.0 and fills the information into an Excel sheet.
Web Services Building Blocks
(October 14, 2002)
The purpose of this article by Wajahat Abbas is to give developers an overview of XML Web services and related technologies. In this article we will learn the main building blocks of Web Services.