IClientMessageFormatter Interface

Defines methods that are used to control the conversion of messages into objects and objects into messages for client applications.

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

public interface IClientMessageFormatter

The IClientMessageFormatter type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryDeserializeReplyConverts a message into a return value and out parameters that are passed back to the calling operation.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySerializeRequestConverts an Object array into an outbound Message.
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Implement the IClientMessageFormatter interface to create a custom client formatter that serializes objects into messages and deserializes messages into objects for a particular operation.

Attach custom client formatters to the Formatter property to handle this conversion explicitly.

.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.
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