[Mono-list] SOAP 'alternative' for temporary use with Mono?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
26 Apr 2003 08:32:31 -0400


> Hello, I need to get SOAP calls working in a portable way in my .NET code
> real soon now, and since I'll be jumping the gun on Mono's webservices
> implementation a bit, I was wondering if anyone had a good idea for how to
> do it in the meantime, or had already gone down this path and could give a
> tip?  The best idea I've had so far is to bind my interfaces to EasySoap++
> in C++ (I've had good success with EasySoap++ in the past for C++ projects)
> then export them as C functions which I could P/Invoke with Mono via a C#
> binding.  Maybe someone out there has already wrapped a C lib for SOAP for
> this purpose, which would probably be a better strategy (Does such a lib
> exist?  SOUP's SOAP seems dead and OpenSoap seems unusably complex).  Any
> ideas welcome!  I'm determined to get my code running on Mono. :)

That is one option.  Another option would be to have your SOAP messages
manually crafted, and  send them using the simpler web classes.