Creating Your Own Research Service for the Microsoft Office 2003 Research Library : Page 3
Need to give users the ability to do quick searches of corporate data without adding yet another application to each user's desktop? The Research Library may be your answer. If your users have Office 2003, the user part is already there. All you have to do is add the research service.
by Jan Fransen
Jan 8, 2004
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Creating a Research Service in Visual Studio .NET
To create a research service in Visual Studio .NET, you will need:
One of the Microsoft® Office 2003 Editions
Microsoft Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Internet Information Services 5.1, or access to a remote Web server
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
Visual Studio .NET 2003's installation process walks you through installing and setting up the Microsoft .NET Framework and IIS. If you didn't install them when you installed Visual Studio .NET, check out the Visual Studio .NET product documentation on MSDN.Microsoft.com for help.
Visual Studio NET makes it easy for you to build projects of different types by providing templates for those project types. When you choose to create a new project, you'll see the dialog box shown in Figure 7. To create a research service, choose the ASP.NET Web service template and supply a name for your service in the Location text box.