The ATG platform permits .NET clients to access Nucleus methods by exposing them as ATG Web services. Many such ATG Web services are included with the ATG platform as are tools for creating custom Web services. For a list of ATG Web services, see ATG Web Services. .NET clients are able to contact those Web services through a carefully constructed call that’s built in .NET, translated into XML wrapped in SOAP, transmitted to the ATG platform, and routed to the Nucleus method itself. Other ATG resources, such as JMS messages and RepositoryItems can also be exposed as ATG Web services.

This chapter aims to inform you how to call ATG Web services from a .NET client. Rather than provide a broad discussion on how to use .NET, this chapter describes ATG-specific features and processes that you need to be familiar with. Please see your .NET documentation for comprehensive instructions.

To access an ATG Web service, you need to be familiar with the following topics:

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