Web Service without adding a reference?

I have 3 web services added to service references in a class library.(This is a sample project for an API use) I need to move these into my project but i cannot add the service references because of the security issues(By security issues i mean the service only responds to one ip address and that is the ip address of our customer's server.) Is there a way to generate a class like using "Ildasm.exe" for that particaluar web service?


You don't need to add web service reference to play with web service code: You can manually generate class to play with e.g.:

wsdl.exe /out:d:/Proxy.cs /order http://localhost:2178/Services.asmx

And then you can add this file manually to your project.

You can use this class. I didn't remember where i found the basic code, i added some methods and convert to class before.

public class WebService
    public string Url { get; set; }
    public string MethodName { get; set; }
    public Dictionary<string, string> Params = new Dictionary<string, string>();
    public XDocument ResultXML;
    public string ResultString;

    public WebService()


    public WebService(string url, string methodName)
        Url = url;
        MethodName = methodName;

    /// <summary>
    /// Invokes service
    /// </summary>
    public void Invoke()

    /// <summary>
    /// Invokes service
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="encode">Added parameters will encode? (default: true)</param>
    public void Invoke(bool encode)
        string soapStr =
            @"<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""utf-8""?>
            <soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"" 
                <{0} xmlns=""http://tempuri.org/"">

        HttpWebRequest req = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(Url);
        req.Headers.Add("SOAPAction", "\"http://tempuri.org/" + MethodName + "\"");
        req.ContentType = "text/xml;charset=\"utf-8\"";
        req.Accept = "text/xml";
        req.Method = "POST";

        using (Stream stm = req.GetRequestStream())
            string postValues = "";
            foreach (var param in Params)
                if (encode)
                    postValues += string.Format("<{0}>{1}</{0}>", HttpUtility.UrlEncode(param.Key), HttpUtility.UrlEncode(param.Value));
                    postValues += string.Format("<{0}>{1}</{0}>", param.Key, param.Value);

            soapStr = string.Format(soapStr, MethodName, postValues);
            using (StreamWriter stmw = new StreamWriter(stm))

        using (StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(req.GetResponse().GetResponseStream()))
            string result = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
            ResultXML = XDocument.Parse(result);
            ResultString = result;

And you can use like this

WebService ws = new WebService("service_url", "method_name");
ws.Params.Add("param1", "value_1");
ws.Params.Add("param2", "value_2");
// you can get result ws.ResultXML or ws.ResultString

You can dynamically change the url of a service reference:

var service = new MyService.MyWSSoapClient();
service.Endpoint.Address = new System.ServiceModel.EndpointAddress("http://localhost:8080/");

Here's an example of how to call a "GET" web service from your C# code:

public string CallWebService(string URL)
    HttpWebRequest objRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(URL);
    objRequest.Method = "GET";
    objRequest.KeepAlive = false;

    HttpWebResponse objResponse = (HttpWebResponse)objRequest.GetResponse();
    string result = "";
    using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(objResponse.GetResponseStream()))
        result = sr.ReadToEnd();
    return result;

Simply pass it a URL, and it'll return a string containing the response. From there, you can call the JSON.Net "DeserializeObject" function to turn the string into something useful:

string JSONresponse = CallWebService("http://www.inorthwind.com/Service1.svc/getAllCustomers");

List<Customer> customers = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<Customer>>(JSONresponse);

Hope this helps.

Yes if you dont want to Add reference wsdl.exe /out:d:/Proxy.cs /order would be the alternative

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