WebGet(UriTemplate = "TestMessage/{p1}?firstname={firstname}&lastname={lastname}", ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json, RequestFormat = WebMessageFormat.Xml)]  
string TestMessage(string message, string firstname = "", string lastname = ""); 

Whereas TestMessage is my service name and p1 parameter is compulsory whereas firstname and lastname parameters are optional but u have to specify in the URI Template but keep one thing in mind while declaring the parameters as optional u have to first preceed them with ? and then parameter name and then use & to assign the second parameter as option as per your requirement. If u see in the function declaration also i have used the optional parameter feature of .Net 4.0

Step 2 - Function Definition

public string TestMessage(string message,string firstname="",string lastname="")  
   string responsedata = string.Empty;   
   responsedata = message + "" + "FirstName: " + firstname + "" + "LastName: " + lastname;  
   return responsedata;  

How to call the Service,


Output1 - parameter1 Firstname: LastName

In the above output, only parameter1 will be returned as u didnot specify the other 2 parameters so they will get their value as "Empty"



Output2 - parameter1 Firstname:kamal LastName:rawat

so u will see in the above output u passed both the parameters so you got all the values.



Output2 - parameter1 Firstname:kamal LastName:
In the above output parameter1 is passed i.e firstname=peter but you wont get lastname parameter, because you didn't pass and its optional if u dont pass the parameter value and will take value as empty.

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