We’ll then see how we can use the data returned from the web service to bind to an ObjectDataSource control, and then in turn bind a GridView control to that ObjectDataSource, all without writing any code on the aspx web form.
The purpose of the tutorial is to see how you can leverage a web services layer in your application looking at the bigger picture. If you’re a systems architect and you plan to include web services in your design then you may want to consider the web services layer as the front end to your business components and instead of binding to your business components directly you can bind directly to your web services output values.
Note: Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Web Developer is required for this tutorial. Additionally, access to any SQL server version/instance which has the sample Northwind database is required. Both VB and C# code samples will be provided