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The gSOAP toolkit simplifies the development and deployment of SOAP/XML Web Services and client applications in C and C++. The gSOAP RPC compiler does all the difficult work for you. It generates the necessary C and C++ source codes to seamlessly glue your C/C++ applications to the SOAP/XML Web Services stack. With the compiler you can enable your (existing) C and/or C++ applications to “talk SOAP”!.

gSOAP is not just a class library. The gSOAP RPC compiler produces routines to encode native and user-defined C/C++ types in XML. To make things even easier, gSOAP provides memory management with garbage collection so (XML-decoded) data can be cleaned up without a hassle.

Calling WCF Services from a Linux C++ Client Using gSOAP

Step 1: Build a server Web service by WCF

First, you need to make a server webservice by c#. Please follow this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzN1vHWlJjA

When you finished to created a server. We will get link: http://www.myserver.com/myWCFservice.svc

Step 2: Download the gSOAP tar file. The website is here.

Step 3: Generate the WSDL header file.

Step 4: Generate the stub files by executing the gSOAP compiler

soapcpp2 -I “/lib/gSOAP/gsoap-2.7/gsoap/” mywcfheader.h

Step 5: Create the client

Step 6: Compile the client


Reference:  http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~engelen/soap.html


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