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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 LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDeserializeReplyConverts a message into a return value and out parameters that are passed back to the calling operation.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSerializeRequestConverts 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 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client formatters to the Formatter property to handle this conversion explicitly.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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