I'm writing a simple proof-of-concept application which uses
Web Services to return data from a server.
I wrote the GUI first and created a model in the way
recommended by the Cairngorm Microarchitecture and used dummy data.
I then created a Web Service and am expecting to be able to
bind (as in JAXB) the results of the WS call to the existing model
classes. However, having spent the last 3 hours looking, I'm
failing to find a solution. The object graph returned from the WS
contains only ObjectProxy instances.
I'd be surprised if there's not a way of doing this (maybe
using the XML class?), but am struggling to find it. Please could
someone point me in the right direciton?
Does anyone know whether this was implemented and if so,
where I might find some documentation for it?
Web Services Introspection
Planned milestone: M3
SOAP web services are one of the most popular ways for
developers to access data in Flex applications. Flex Builder 3
should make it easier for developers to build applications that
consume web services by helping them introspect WSDL files and
automatically generating connection code for invoking web service
operations. A related goal is to enhance the web service model so
that developers can create client proxies that return strongly
typed objects. This model is also more common in other programming
languages, such as Java and .NET.
* Users MUST be able to add a web service reference to a
project by pointing to a WSDL file by URI.
* Based on a WSDL reference, Flex Builder MUST be able to
generate strongly typed client AS proxies for use in a Flex
project. This will also trigger code hinting on those proxies.
* Once a web service has been referenced, Flex Builder
should provide code hinting and error checking for its operations
and their associated types, including any custom types consumed or
produced by an operation.
* Users should get a hint on how to use the generated code
after it is generated