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ServiceMetadataContractBehavior Class

A contract behavior that enables you to specify whether or not to publish metadata for a given endpoint.


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

public sealed class ServiceMetadataContractBehavior : IContractBehavior

The ServiceMetadataContractBehavior type exposes the following members.

Public methodServiceMetadataContractBehavior()Initializes a new instance of the ServiceMetadataContractBehavior.
Public methodServiceMetadataContractBehavior(Boolean)Initializes a new instance of the ServiceMetadataContractBehavior.

Public propertyMetadataGenerationDisabledGets or sets a value that specifies whether metadata generation should be disabled for the endpoint.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIContractBehavior.AddBindingParametersConfigures binding elements to support the contract behavior.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIContractBehavior.ApplyClientBehaviorImplements a modification of a client across a contract.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIContractBehavior.ApplyDispatchBehaviorImplements a modification of the service runtime across a contract.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIContractBehavior.ValidateConfirms the contract and endpoint can support the contract behavior.

You can use this feature to disable the publishing of endpoint metadata in your service’s WSDL. This is particularly useful for endpoints consisting only of operations which don’t take SOAP messages.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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