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MessageDirection Enumeration

Specifies the direction of the message.

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

public enum MessageDirection
public enum MessageDirection
public enum MessageDirection

 Member nameDescription
InputThe message is incoming. 
OutputThe message is outgoing. 

The direction of a message indicates whether the message is coming into an endpoint or going out from an endpoint. Input is incoming to the server and Output is outgoing from the server. For a basic request/response message pattern, a request is incoming to the server and the response is outgoing from the server. On callbacks from the server to client, however, a request is outgoing from the server and a response is incoming to the server.

Use the MessageDescription constructor to specify the direction of a message.

Retrieve the direction of a message using the Direction property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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