I am required to create an application in Eclipse which needs to access a web service and use its methods. I am used to .Net development where in we could just add a web reference to the service that we need to use and would imply be able to access all the methods in them . How are we to do the same in Eclipse..
I would appreciate if anyone could please help me out or could atleast point me in some direction to start off with.
Regretfully, there is no feature like that in Eclipse. You will have to generate client artifacts invoking wsimport either by hand or using an Ant script.
If you want a feature like "Add Web Service Reference", take a look at NetBeans, which has better tooling in this area.