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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

Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkInputThe message is incoming.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkOutputThe 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(String, MessageDirection) constructor to specify the direction of a message.

Retrieve the direction of a message using the Direction property.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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