Prototyping a WSDL Design Using WEF Provider Model and the Service Definition Builder
SamAlexander 120000PQMY Visits (2002)
Today I was inspecting an existing WSDL created in a
I quickly remembered that WEF's Service Definition builder has an input that will build a complete WSDL that contains operations for each of your provider's Service Operations and their input and output structures.
It literally took me 5 minutes to produce a WSDL prototype with Web Experience Factory, which allowed me to quickly send the web service developer an example of what we needed.
Here's what I did:
<-- repeat car twice so that WEF's schema generation will create schema with 0 to unbounded car elements -->
The testing support harness will produce a link to the WSDL.
Besides prototyping a possible WSDL for another team, the main use case for having the Service Definition builder generate a WSDL is to turn your provider model into a SOAP-based web service, allowing other applications to leverage your service layer (provider model) that you built with WEF.
I don't know how many customers actually use this feature, but it sure came in handy for prototyping a WSDL.