MessageHeader Class

Represents the content of a SOAP header.

System.Object
  System.ServiceModel.Channels.MessageHeaderInfo
    System.ServiceModel.Channels.MessageHeader

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

public abstract class MessageHeader : MessageHeaderInfo

The MessageHeader type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryMessageHeaderInitializes a new instance of the MessageHeader class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryActorGets or sets the targeted recipient of the message header. (Overrides MessageHeaderInfo.Actor.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryIsReferenceParameterGets a value that specifies whether this message header contains reference parameters of an endpoint reference. (Overrides MessageHeaderInfo.IsReferenceParameter.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryMustUnderstandGets or sets a value that indicates whether the header must be understood, according to SOAP 1.1/1.2 specification. (Overrides MessageHeaderInfo.MustUnderstand.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryNameGets the name of the message header. (Inherited from MessageHeaderInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryNamespaceGets the namespace of the message header. (Inherited from MessageHeaderInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryRelayGets a value that indicates whether the header should be relayed. (Overrides MessageHeaderInfo.Relay.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, Boolean)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, XmlObjectSerializer)Creates a header from an object to be serialized using the XmlFormatter.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, Boolean, String)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, XmlObjectSerializer, Boolean)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, Boolean, String, Boolean)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, XmlObjectSerializer, Boolean, String)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryCreateHeader(String, String, Object, XmlObjectSerializer, Boolean, String, Boolean)Creates a new message header with the specified data.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryIsMessageVersionSupportedVerifies whether the specified message version is supported.
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryOnWriteHeaderContentsCalled when the header content is serialized using the specified XML writer.
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryOnWriteStartHeaderCalled when the start header is serialized using the specified XML writer.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringConverts this message header to a string. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryWriteHeader(XmlDictionaryWriter, MessageVersion)Serializes the header using the specified XML writer.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryWriteHeader(XmlWriter, MessageVersion)Serializes the header using the specified XML writer.
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryWriteHeaderAttributesSerializes the header contents using the specified XML writer.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryWriteHeaderContentsSerializes the header contents using the specified XML writer.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryWriteStartHeaderSerializes the start header using the specified XML writer.
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A message header contains optional metadata that describe a message encapsulated by the Message class.

A Message can have zero or more headers that are used as an extension mechanism to pass information in messages that are application-specific. You can use Headers to add message headers to a message by calling the Add method.

provides a number of predefined message headers, as shown in the following table.

Header Name

Description

To

Contains the role that the message is targeting.

Action

Provides a description of how the message should be processed.

FaultTo

Contains the address of the node to which faults should be sent.

From

Contains the address of the node that sent the message.

Request

Indicates whether the message is a request.

MessageID

Contains the unique ID of the message.

RelatesTo

Contains the IDs of messages that are related to this message.

ReplyTo

Contains the address of the node to which a reply should be sent for a request.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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