WSDAPI Development Tools

The WSDAPI development tools included in the Windows SDK (WSD CodeGen, WSD Debug Host, and WSD Debug Client) enable developers to create and debug WSDAPI-based clients and devices. The source code for these tools is not available. SDK tools are located in the following directory: \Bin.

WSD CodeGen (wsdcodegen.exe) converts a WSDL contract into generated C++ code, which developers can call directly into. It handles the data serialization and wire representation so developers can focus on designing applications. For more information about WSD CodeGen, see Web Services on Devices Code Generator. This tool is available in the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK).

The WSD Debug Host (wsddebug_host.exe) and WSD Debug Client (wsddebug_client.exe) tools help developers debug their clients and hosts. These tools can be used to verify and inspect WS-Discovery and metadata exchange traffic. For more information about WSD Debug Host and WSD Debug Client, see Debugging Tools. These tools are available only in the Windows SDK.

There is an additional development tool, named WSDAPI Basic Interoperability Tool (WSDBIT), that is available only in the WDK. This tool is used for testing service methods, Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM), attachments or WS-Eventing.

WSD Application Development on Windows

Web Services on Devices Code Generator

WSDAPI Basic Interoperability Tool (WSDBIT)

Debugging Tools