Step 1: Creating the Web Service Client Project

For this walkthrough, you will create a new project and a simple console application that accesses Excel Web Services. This walkthrough assumes you are developing in Visual Studio.

Creating the Project

The following project uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2003.


If you are using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, the process to create a new project is slightly different depending on which settings you use in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

To create a new project

  1. Start Visual Studio.

  2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Type pane, select Visual C# Projects.

  4. In the Templates pane, click Console Application.

  5. In the Name box, type SampleApplication.

  6. In the Location box, enter the path where you want to save your project, or click Browse to navigate to the folder.

  7. Click OK. Your newly created project appears in Solution Explorer.

In Solution Explorer, a file with the default name of Class1.cs has been added to your project.

See also


Accessing the SOAP API

Excel Services Alerts

Excel Services Known Issues and Tips

Other resources

Step 2: Adding a Web Reference

Step 3: Accessing the Web Service

Step 4: Building and Testing the Application

Walkthrough: Developing a Custom Application Using Excel Web Services