Tada, this is the tidied up Web Services Compression sample code from my Connectivity session at the MEDC Australia event.

The sample code was borrowed from http://www.businessanyplace.net/?p=wscompress2 :-)  Thanks guys!!

I've posted my sample code on Darren's most excellent www.Projectdistributor.net at http://projectdistributor.net/Projects/Project.aspx?projectId=216 and it's dependent on the "SharpZipLib" from http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/Default.aspx

If you update the Web Reference then you must go back and tweak the associated Reference.cs proxy file and add back the  [CompressionSoapExtension] attribute.

For example

[System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://tempuri.org/GetCompressedData", RequestNamespace="http://tempuri.org/", ResponseNamespace="http://tempuri.org/", Use=System.Web.Services.Description.SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
public System.Data.DataSet GetCompressedData() {
object[] results = this.Invoke("GetCompressedData", new object[0]);
return ((System.Data.DataSet)(results[0]));

Cheers Dave

PS, sorry have turned off anonymous comments on my blog as it's getting a ton of spam:(

That said I will post any comments that don't include the words "longer", "stronger" or "nasal delivery" :-)