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ServiceContractAttribute.Namespace Property

Gets or sets the namespace of the <portType> element in Web Services Description Language (WSDL).

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assemblies:   System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
  System.ServiceModel.Primitives (in System.ServiceModel.Primitives.dll)

public string Namespace { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The WSDL namespace of the <portType> element. The default value is "http://tempuri.org".

The following code example shows how to use the Name and Namespace properties of the ServiceContractAttribute to set the corresponding values in WSDL.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Text;

namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
{
  [ServiceContract(
    Name="HelloWorld",
    Namespace="http://Microsoft.WCF.Documentation"
  )]
  public interface ISampleService{
    [OperationContract]
    string SampleMethod(string msg);
  }

  class SampleService : ISampleService
  {
  #region ISampleService Members

  public string  SampleMethod(string msg)
  {
 	  return "The service greets you: " + msg;
  }

  #endregion
  }
}

The following code example shows an Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client for the preceding service that imported WSDL using the ServiceModel Metadata Utility Tool (Svcutil.exe). This client uses a HelloWorldClient client rather than a SampleServiceClient client (as is the case with the sample in the Example section of ServiceContractAttribute).

using System;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Channels;

public class Client
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    // Picks up configuration from the config file.
    HelloWorldClient wcfClient = new HelloWorldClient();
    try
    {
      // Making calls.
      Console.WriteLine("Enter the greeting to send: ");
      string greeting = Console.ReadLine();
      Console.WriteLine("The service responded: " + wcfClient.SampleMethod(greeting));

      // Done with service. 
      wcfClient.Close();
      Console.WriteLine("Done!");
    }
    catch (TimeoutException timeProblem)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("The service operation timed out. " + timeProblem.Message);
      wcfClient.Abort();
    }
    catch (CommunicationException commProblem)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("There was a communication problem. " + commProblem.Message);
      wcfClient.Abort();
    }
    finally
    {
      Console.WriteLine("Press ENTER to exit:");
      Console.ReadLine();
    }
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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