Losing Scope after client-side call to Web Service

Hello, thank you in advance of taking the time to read this.

I seem to be losing all page scope after a client side call to a web service.  This hasn't happened before, but admittedly this is the second time I have done client-siding, so I am hoping I am missing a setting or something.

In the example code below, getBedTypeCount() returns '5', which is supposed to modify the global variable helloWord.

The alert(result) returns 5, but as soon as the setBedTypeCount() completes, the scope is lost and helloWorld returns to the default value of 1.

I also tried inserting result into a form field value.  The form field correctly shows '5' after the web service is called, but then if I try to later do a formField.value, the result is empty.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!!


<head runat="server">

<title>Untitled Page</title>


var helloWorld = 1;

function getBedTypeCount(){



function setBedTypeCount(result){


helloWorld = parseInt(result);



function setForm(){







<body onload=setForm()>

<form id="form1" runat="server">

<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" EnablePageMethods=true >



<asp:ServiceReference path="MyWebService" InlineScript=false />








11/16/2007 3:05:46 PM
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Okay -- figured out that the scope is not being lost, but rather has not yet been modified (the Asych is stil lupdating by the time the global variable gets called).  How to wait for response using a call to web service?



11/16/2007 4:15:17 PM

As the client-proxy method is invoked asynchronously the alert(helloWorld); call will be invoked regardless of the web service status. You should invoke the alert from within the assigned on success handler.

The XMLHttpRequest object used by the request executor of ASP.NET AJAX statically sets the execution type as asynchronous not synchronous.

Hope this helps.

Matthew Ellis
ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Pocket Guide
Amazon.com || MI
11/16/2007 4:50:13 PM

Thanks, Matthew!!  Since I was calling the update to the global variable from the OnSuccess callback function, I figured all was well.  What I found to be happening though was that the main thread took a few microseconds to update the global variable beyond the function scope.  All I had to do was swap some function calls around so that the global variable was not retrieved immediately following the update, but instead after doing a copule of other things, and all was well.

God I love learning by being kicked in the head for hours at a time.  Sure sticks with you that way though.  Thanks again for your reply and infromation -- I really appreciate the time and effort you and otherm members make to help others here.

11/16/2007 5:46:24 PM

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