Web services are ideal for cross-platform communication in heterogeneous environments because of their use of open standards such as XML and the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
PowerBuilder .NET Web service components are built on top of the Microsoft .NET Framework. When you deploy a .NET Web Service target to IIS, PowerBuilder creates .asmx files and the .disco file for the PowerBuilder nonvisual objects you select in an application directory on the server.
The .NET Web Service wizard guides you through a series of steps, collecting the information needed to deploy the project. After you deploy the Web service, you can run and debug Web service methods from a test application that you assign to the .NET Web Service project in the Project painter.