<behavior> of <endpointBehaviors>

The behavior element contains a collection of settings for the behavior of an endpoint. Each behavior is indexed by its name. Endpoints can link to each behavior through this name. Starting with .NET Framework 4, bindings and behaviors are not required to have a name. For more information about default configuration and nameless bindings and behaviors, see Simplified Configuration and Simplified Configuration for WCF Services.


<system.ServiceModel>
  <behaviors>
    <endpointBehaviors>
       <behavior name="String" />
    </endpointBehaviors>
  </behaviors>
</system.ServiceModel>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute Description

name

A unique string that contains the configuration name of the behavior. This value is a user-defined string that must be unique, since it acts as the identification string for the element. Starting with .NET Framework 4, bindings and behaviors are not required to have a name. For more information about default configuration and nameless bindings and behaviors, see Simplified Configuration and Simplified Configuration for WCF Services.

Child Elements

Element Description

<clientCredentials>

Specifies the credentials used to authenticate the client to a service.

<callbackDebug>

Specifies service debugging for a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) callback object.

<callbackTimeouts>

Specifies the timeout for the client callback.

<clientVia>

Specifies the route a message should take.

dataContractSerializer

Contains configuration data for the DataContractSerializer.

<dispatcherSynchronization>

Specifies an endpoint behavior that enables a service to send replies asynchronously.

<enableWebScript>

Enables the endpoint behavior that makes it possible to consume the service from ASP.NET AJAX web pages. The behavior should only be used in conjunction with either the <webHttpBinding> standard binding, or the <webMessageEncoding> binding element.

<endpointDiscovery>

Specifies the various discovery settings for an endpoint, such as its discoverability, scopes, and any custom extensions to its metadata.

<soapProcessingExtension>

Defines the client endpoint behavior used to marshal messages between different binding types and message versions.

<synchronousReceive> element

Specifies run-time behavior for receiving messages in either a service or client application. It does not have any attributes or child elements.

<transactedBatching>

Specifies whether transaction batching is supported for receive operations.

<webHttp>

Specifies the WebHttpBehavior on an endpoint through configuration. This behavior, when used in conjunction with the <webHttpBinding> standard binding, enables the Web programming model for a WCF service.

Parent Elements

Element Description

<endpointBehaviors>

A collection of endpoint behavior elements.

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