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ServiceHost.CreateDescription Method

Creates a description of the service hosted.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

abstract CreateDescription : 
        implementedContracts:IDictionary<string, ContractDescription> byref -> ServiceDescription  
override CreateDescription : 
        implementedContracts:IDictionary<string, ContractDescription> byref -> ServiceDescription


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary(String, ContractDescription)

The IDictionary(TKey, TValue) with key pairs of type (String, ContractDescription) that contains the keyed-contracts of the hosted service that have been implemented.


The type of service hosted is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This method is used to construct contract descriptions from customized programming models. Override the corresponding base class method, CreateDescription(IDictionary(String, ContractDescription)), to implement the customized model.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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