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Hi ,
Iiwant to call wcf using uri in json format
I have below service i want to call this service using .net it returns string can u guide me or send snippets using rest service

[WebInvoke(Method = "GET", ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json, BodyStyle = WebMessageBodyStyle.Wrapped, UriTemplate = "/?Username={Username}&Password={Password}")]
String LoginUers(String Username, String Password);

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When you will go with GET method you have to give a lot treatment for special chars, better use POST method and would help for security concern too, try below logic will help you out.

//define class
public class _GetInformation
        public string UserEmail;

// signature POST method
            Method = "POST",
            UriTemplate = "Get_Information"
        string Get_Information(Stream data);

public string Get_Information(Stream data) 
            StringBuilder _JsonGet_Information = new StringBuilder();
            string UserEmail = string.Empty;
            _GetInformation Obj_GetInformation;

      DataContractJsonSerializer obj = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(_GetInformation));

                Obj_GetInformation = obj.ReadObject(data) as _GetInformation;

                UserEmail = Obj_GetInformation.UserEmail;

                return UserEmail.ToString();

// How to make web request or call post method
        public void CallPostMethod()
            // declare ascii encoding
            ASCIIEncoding encoding = new ASCIIEncoding();
            string strResult = string.Empty;

            // sample xml sent to Service & this data is sent in POST
            string SampleXml = "" ;

            _GetInformation oList = new _GetInformation {UserEmail = "mdelgado"};
            System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer oSerializer = new System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer();
            string sJSON = oSerializer.Serialize(oList);

            SampleXml = sJSON;

            string postData = SampleXml.ToString();

            // convert xmlstring to byte using ascii encoding
            byte[] data = encoding.GetBytes(postData);

            // Restful service URL
            string url = "http://localhost/my_API/RestServiceImpl.svc/Get_Information"; 

            // declare httpwebrequet wrt url defined above
            HttpWebRequest webrequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);
            // set method as post
            webrequest.Method = "POST";

            // set content type
            webrequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

            // set content length
            webrequest.ContentLength = data.Length;
            // get stream data out of webrequest object
            Stream newStream = webrequest.GetRequestStream();
            newStream.Write(data, 0, data.Length);

            // declare & read response from service
            HttpWebResponse webresponse = (HttpWebResponse)webrequest.GetResponse();

            // set utf8 encoding
            Encoding enc = System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding("utf-8");
            // read response stream from response object
            StreamReader loResponseStream = new StreamReader(webresponse.GetResponseStream(), enc);
            // read string from stream data
            strResult = loResponseStream.ReadToEnd();
            // close the stream object
            // close the response object
            // below steps remove unwanted data from response string
            strResult = strResult.Replace("", "");

Remember this is sample code just give you idea _GetInformation would be class that kept returning data. you need to customized it.

Have a great day !!!
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kingsa 6-Oct-13 13:50pm    
Thhanks With gr8 coding and i have bunch of data like employess info in what data type i need to return to grid view can u guide i am strucking over here
Padam Agrawal 7-Oct-13 0:36am    
Return as a class object, like _GetInformation class you have to define own employee class with required members.

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