How To import Add Reference from WSDL file

WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint.

Importing a WSDL file or adding a reference to a SOAP endpoint is a very easy operation, but I always forget the syntax of the URL

  • Right-click on the project name and select Add Web Reference;
  • In Add Web Reference dialog box, type in the URL: “file://fisical_pathfilename.wsdl“.
  • Type a Web reference name and click Add Reference Button
Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

12 thoughts on “How To import Add Reference from WSDL file”

  1. I’ve been looking at MSDN tutorials and googling for hours because I was getting an access denied error. None of the information worked – except yours. Thank you soooo much for this info.

  2. Thanks bro! You have saved me from days of headache. I tried so many suggestion online.
    Immediately I stumbled on you blog my implementation became a history. I really appreciate!

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