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OperationFormatUse Enumeration

Determines the format of the message.

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

public enum OperationFormatUse

Member nameDescription
EncodedImplies that the schemas in the WSDL are abstract specifications that are encoded according to the rules found in SOAP 1.1 section 5.
LiteralImplies that the message is a literal instance of the schema in the WSDL.

The default value is Literal. Literal means that the message is a literal instance of the schema in the WSDL as shown in the following Document/Literal example.

<Add xmlns="http://Microsoft.ServiceModel.Samples">
  <n1>100</n1>
  <n2>15.99</n2>
 </Add>

Encoded means that the schemas in the WSDL are abstract specifications that are encoded according to the rules found in SOAP 1.1 section 5. The following is an RPC/Encoded example.

<q1:Add xmlns:q1="http://Microsoft.ServiceModel.Samples">
  <n1 xsi:type="xsd:double" xmlns="">100</n1>
  <n2 xsi:type="xsd:double" xmlns="">15.99</n2>
 </q1:Add>

Use the System.ServiceModel.XmlSerializerFormatAttribute to set this value.

The following code shows how to use this enumeration.

[ServiceContract(Namespace="http://Microsoft.ServiceModel.Samples"),
XmlSerializerFormat(Style = OperationFormatStyle.Rpc, 
                                 Use = OperationFormatUse.Encoded)]
public interface IUseAndStyleCalculator
{
    [OperationContract]
    double Add(double n1, double n2);
    [OperationContract]
    double Subtract(double n1, double n2);
    [OperationContract]
    double Multiply(double n1, double n2);
    [OperationContract]
    double Divide(double n1, double n2);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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