[JAX-WS] Simple Dispatch Client Example

Here is an example of a Dispatch type Java SE WebService client.
1. A sample Web Service (Running as a Dynamic Web Application in Glassfish):

package com.vvirlan;
import javax.jws.WebService;
import javax.jws.WebMethod;
import javax.jws.WebParam;
import javax.xml.ws.soap.Addressing;
 * @author vladimir
@Addressing(enabled = true, required = true)
@WebService(serviceName = "NewWebService")
public class NewWebService {

    @WebMethod(operationName = "hello")
    public String hello(@WebParam(name = "name") String txt) {
        return "Hello " + txt + " !";

2. Here is the client (A simple Java SE application). Make sure to start the previous application first:

package dispatchclient;

import javax.xml.namespace.QName;
import javax.xml.soap.MessageFactory;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPBody;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPBodyElement;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPElement;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPException;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPMessage;
import javax.xml.ws.Dispatch;
import javax.xml.ws.Service;
import javax.xml.ws.soap.AddressingFeature;
import javax.xml.ws.soap.SOAPBinding;

 * @author vladimir
public class DispatchClient {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        QName port = new QName("http://vvirlan.com/", "PortName");
        Service service = Service.create(port);
        service.addPort(port, SOAPBinding.SOAP11HTTP_MTOM_BINDING, "http://localhost:8080/SimpleJaxWs/NewWebService");
        Dispatch<SOAPMessage> dispatch = service.createDispatch(port, SOAPMessage.class, Service.Mode.MESSAGE, new AddressingFeature());
        SOAPBinding binding = (SOAPBinding) dispatch.getBinding();
        SOAPMessage request = null;
        try {
            request = MessageFactory.newInstance().createMessage();
            SOAPBody reqSoapBody = request.getSOAPBody();
            SOAPElement methodName;
            QName method = new QName("http://vvirlan.com/", "hello", "vvir");
            QName name = new QName("name");

            methodName = reqSoapBody.addChildElement(method);
            SOAPElement nameParam = methodName.addChildElement(name);

        } catch (SOAPException e) {

        SOAPMessage response = dispatch.invoke(request);
        try {
            SOAPBody resSoapBody = response.getSOAPBody();
        } catch (SOAPException e) {


This will generate a SOAP request like:

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:vvir="http://vvirlan.com/">

And the response will be

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
        <ns2:helloResponse xmlns:ns2="http://vvirlan.com/">
            <return>Hello Vladimir !</return>

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