Web references are artifacts that refer to the web service. These are usually in web format.
The following procedures in adding, renaming, and deleting web references assumes that the project in which the web references will be added, renamed, or deleted has an existing pom.xml file from a previous import. Executing the following procedures will also make changes to the pom.xml file of the project.
Luckily these procedures are identical to normal Visual Studio development.
Adding Web References
- Right click on the project that you want to add a web reference to.
- Select Add Web Reference... from the menu list.
- Select the web service you want to add, or you can choose to type the URL.
- Supply a Name for the reference. This will be used to call the reference later in your code.
Renaming Web References
- Right click on the web reference of the project application that you want to rename. Or, right click on the folder containing the wsdl file of the web service of the web project that you want to rename.
- Select Rename.
- Supply the new Name for the reference. This will be used to call the reference later in your code.
Removing Web References
- Right click on the web reference of the project application that you want to delete. Or, right click on the folder where the wsdl file of the web service of the web project that you want to delete.
- Select Delete.
As you can see, working with web references is very familiar - all of the procedures are the same, with the pom.xml changes handled by NPanday behind the scenes. You may, out of interest, want to review the POM after the addition of a web reference.
Having understood references, the next topic is maintaining them across different checkouts in the document making project files portable. You can also return to the index.