IClientMessageInspector Interface

Defines a message inspector object that can be added to the MessageInspectors collection to view or modify messages.

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

'Declaration
Public Interface IClientMessageInspector
'Usage
Dim instance As IClientMessageInspector

Implement the IClientMessageInspector interface and add it to the MessageInspectors collection to inspect or modify messages as they pass through a WCF client object. For details, see ClientRuntime.

The following code example shows an implementation that writes strings to the console when the implementation is called.

#region IClientMessageInspector Members
public void AfterReceiveReply(ref System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message reply, object correlationState)
{
  Console.WriteLine("IClientMessageInspector.AfterReceiveReply called.");
  Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", reply.ToString());
}

public object BeforeSendRequest(ref System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message request, IClientChannel channel)
{
  Console.WriteLine("IClientMessageInspector.BeforeSendRequest called.");
  return null;
}

The following code example shows how to use an System.ServiceModel.Description.IEndpointBehavior to insert the client message inspector in the client endpoint.

#region IEndpointBehavior Members
public void AddBindingParameters(
  ServiceEndpoint endpoint, BindingParameterCollection bindingParameters
) { return; }

public void ApplyClientBehavior(ServiceEndpoint endpoint, ClientRuntime clientRuntime)
{
  clientRuntime.MessageInspectors.Add(new Inspector());
  foreach (ClientOperation op in clientRuntime.Operations)
    op.ParameterInspectors.Add(new Inspector());
}

public void ApplyDispatchBehavior(ServiceEndpoint endpoint, EndpointDispatcher endpointDispatcher)
{
  endpointDispatcher.DispatchRuntime.MessageInspectors.Add(new Inspector());
  foreach (DispatchOperation op in endpointDispatcher.DispatchRuntime.Operations)
    op.ParameterInspectors.Add(new Inspector());
}

public void Validate(ServiceEndpoint endpoint){ return; }

Finally, the following code example shows how to modify the client configuration file to use the endpoint behavior with a particular endpoint.

  <client>
      <endpoint 
        address="http://localhost:8080/SampleService" 
        behaviorConfiguration="clientInspectorsAdded" 
        binding="wsHttpBinding"
        bindingConfiguration="WSHttpBinding_ISampleService" 
        contract="ISampleService"
        name="WSHttpBinding_ISampleService"
      >
      </endpoint>
  </client>
<behaviors>
  <endpointBehaviors>
    <behavior name="clientInspectorsAdded">
      <clientInterceptors />
    </behavior>
  </endpointBehaviors>
</behaviors>
<extensions>
  <behaviorExtensions>
    <add 
      name="clientInterceptors" 
      type="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation.InspectorInserter, HostApplication, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"
  />
  </behaviorExtensions>
</extensions>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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