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Missing 'out' parameter on a web service proxy class

After adding a "web service reference" in visual studio and instantiating the generated proxy class, I noticed I was a parameter short.  The web service method had three parameters - a custom class, an 'out' int and an 'out' string.  But the proxy class only had the first and the last of those three parameters.  I took a quick look at the WSDL and that was correct.  I had also added a reference to a similar service the week before so I knew that you could have multiple 'out' parameters.  After a little googling I found this article.  Because my web method returned 'void' the proxy class generator was using the first 'out' param as the return value instead.  I just returned a Boolean instead and that made my first out parameter show up as a parameter in the proxy class.