DIME

DIME

Post by Matt » Fri, 14 Apr 2006 03:20:23


Does anyone know if DIME is available for Visual Studio.NET 2005?

I have Visual Studio.NET 2003 and I installed the Web Services
Extension pack 2.0 in order that I could use DIME. Seems to work well.

I'll probably getting VS.NET 2005 soon, which uses Extension pack 3.0.
I know this extension pack includes MTOM - supposed to be DIME's
successor - but does it also include DIME?

Anyone know?

And if DIME isn't available for VS.NET 2005, doesn't this cause some
kind of large compatability issue?

Matt
 
 
 

DIME

Post by Martin Kul » Fri, 14 Apr 2006 07:18:05


Hi Matt,

No, WSE 3.0 does not include DIME. Yes, it is unfair that you have just got
your code running, but look on the bright side. You do not need to write any
more code in order to use MTOM. Just return byte[] from your method and
enable MTOM using WSE Settings wizard.

HTH,

--
Martin Kulov
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

MVP, MCT, MCSD.NET Early Achiever

 
 
 

DIME

Post by Matt » Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:10:11

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 01:18:05 +0300, "Martin Kulov [MVP]"





Thanks, Martin - that's helpful.

Is there much difference between DIME and MTOM? Or is it just a case
of same thing, different jargon?

If I do stick with my DIME and create and publish a web service that
uses DIME, will only those people with VS.NET 2003 be able to create
applications that consume it?

Matt
 
 
 

DIME

Post by Martin Kul » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:18:01

Matt:
sorry for my late response.








Oh sure there is. MTOM is more integrated with the WSE communication stack,
and it provides better security to the binary data that is transferred.
Also there is an optimization option that base64 encodes very small binary
messages not to include the burden of sending the actual binary data in
different XOP part.



Unfortunately, AFAIK only WSE2.0 (VS.NET 2003 - .NET v1.1) is capable of
consuming DIME enabled applications.

Regards,

--
Martin Kulov
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

MVP, MCT, MCSD.NET Early Achiever