Get currency rates using Web Service

Update: The web service used in this example is not availible any more.

I was inspired by an article about currency conversion on Code Project when I made my own example. Please read the article in the link below to find out how to add an Web Service to your project. I am using a Web Service from

<%@ Page Language="C#" Trace="true" validateRequest="false" EnableSessionState="True" EnableViewState="true" SmartNavigation="false"%>
<script Language="c#" runat="server">
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
Rate_WS.CurrencyExchangeService to_currency = new Rate_WS.CurrencyExchangeService();
float Euro_Dollar = to_currency.getRate("euro", "united states");
float Dollar_Sek = to_currency.getRate("united states", "sweden");
float Euro_Sek = to_currency.getRate("euro", "sweden");
float Sek_Yen = to_currency.getRate("sweden", "japan");

lblEuro_Sek.Text = Euro_Sek.ToString();
lblDollar_Sek.Text = Dollar_Sek.ToString();
lblEuro_Dollar.Text = Euro_Dollar.ToString();
lblSek_Yen.Text = Sek_Yen.ToString();
catch (Exception) { }
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Currency converter in ASP.NET</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../example.css" type="text/css" />


<div id="content">
<b>Currency example using web service</b>
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1 US Dollar = <asp:Label ID="lblDollar_Sek" runat="server" /> SEK
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1 Euro = <asp:Label ID="lblEuro_Sek" runat="server" /> SEK
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1 Euro = <asp:Label ID="lblEuro_Dollar" runat="server" /> US Dollar
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1 SEK = <asp:Label ID="lblSek_Yen" runat="server" /> Yen


By Jesper Lind