The holiday web service is free to use. However, if you would like to avoid making web service calls, we're offering the Holiday Service code, in compiled (DLL) form and in source code (VB.NET source code) for purchase.
The country data is stored in separate their own XML files and are formatted according to a pre-defined schema. By making a purchase below for the DLL or source code edition, you are entitled to select up to 3 countries of your choosing. The additiona country data files may be purchased separately.
The DLL may be referenced in your projects and supports the same methods as the web services. The DLL will not have the web service attributes and cannot be directly referenced in an .ASMX file. If you wish to use this DLL as a local web service, you will need to write a wrapper DLL that has the necessary web service code in it.
Source Code Purchase
The source code is written in VB.NET using Visual Studio.NET 2005 against .NET version 2.0. The source code will have the web service attributes and the compiled DLL can be directly referenced in an .ASMX file.
As indicated above, the hoilday data is stored separately from the source code in XML files. These XML files adhere to a HolidayXML_v2.0 schema.
Note: Payments are handled via PayPal and the product will be delivered via e-mail, once the payment has been completed, to your buyer address. If you wish to have the product sent to a different address, please provide that in the Notes field. Also, please be aware that software deliveries are handled manually by me, Doug. I do my best to deliver these in a timely manner, but there are occassions where there are minor delays.
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You may freely add the National Holiday Gadget to your site!
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