read/write binary file - 08-12-2003 , 04:49 AM
I'm writing a web service which will return a string
containing the contents of a binary file (converted using
System.Convert.ToBase64String). When I pass the string to
a second web service to write the file I get an exception
error "Invalid character in Base64 string" when I try to
use System.Convert.FromBase64String. Any ideas why this
happens or suggestions about other ways to write this (I
thought about using DIME attachments) would be appreciated.
Re: read/write binary file - 08-12-2003 , 05:03 AM
doing the conversiot , you are running the risk of certain characters has no
XML representation, that's why you getting the error on your client, my
suggestion would be to use DIME / WS-attachment, it's alot easier to develop
and configure and it's designed for this kind of purpose
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Re: read/write binary file - 08-12-2003 , 06:34 AM
There are samples (sources on C#) how to send and receive
DIME on the both client- and server-side.
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RE: read/write binary file - 08-13-2003 , 01:56 AM
Thanks for posting in the group.
I suggest you read the article "Sending Files, Attachments, and SOAP Messages Via Direct Internet Message
Encapsulation" at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/12/DIME/default.aspx. In this article, the author explains
what DIME is and how it differs from MIME encapsulation. A detailed description of the message format and how it is parsed,
as well as working with SOAP and extending it with WSDL, is also included.
"Understanding DIME and WS-Attachments"
For samples, you could refer to http://www.codeproject.com/cs/webservices/dimewebcam.asp?target=dime.
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!has a sample app which uses DIME attachments.
!>I'm writing a web service which will return a string
!>containing the contents of a binary file (converted using
!>System.Convert.ToBase64String). When I pass the string to
!>a second web service to write the file I get an exception
!>error "Invalid character in Base64 string" when I try to
!>use System.Convert.FromBase64String. Any ideas why this
!>happens or suggestions about other ways to write this (I
!>thought about using DIME attachments) would be
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