[Ironruby-core] Calling SOAP services from IronRuby

John Lam (IRONRUBY) jflam at microsoft.com
Tue Apr 29 09:45:13 EDT 2008

Philippe Monnet:

> I was investigating the ability to call SOAP services (developed in
> either Rails or .NET) from a Silverlight/IronRuby client. Since I
> think the Ruby Soap libraries are not yet available I looked into
> using the Wcf classes in System.ServiceModel but it looks like I have
> to wait for generics support so that we can use things like
> ChannelFactory<IMyContract>.
> Is that right? Btw what is the 50,000 feet direction for dealing with
> generics?
> Otherwise another option is to generate the client proxies in C# and
> include them in the .xap file. I guess I would prefer to keep all my
> code in IronRuby though. What are other folks doing in that space?

The bigger problem that you're likely to run into is lack of support for attributes in IronRuby. In the Silverlight sample that I wrote which defines the contracts in C# http://www.iunknown.com/2008/03/dynamic-silve-1.html


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