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Binding Class

Specifies the concrete data format and protocols used in the XML Web service. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Web.Services.Description
Assembly: System.Web.Services (in

Public NotInheritable Class Binding
	Inherits NamedItem
Dim instance As Binding

public final class Binding extends NamedItem
public final class Binding extends NamedItem
Not applicable.

The Binding class corresponds to the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) <binding> element enclosed by the root <definitions> element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

The following example demonstrates a typical use of the Binding class.

' Get Binding Name = "MathServiceSoap".
myBinding = myServiceDescription.Bindings("MathServiceHttpGet")
If Not (myBinding Is Nothing) Then
   Console.WriteLine((ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Cr + "Name : " + myBinding.Name))
   Console.WriteLine(("Type : " + myBinding.Type.ToString()))
End If

// Get Binding Name = "MathServiceSoap".
myBinding = myServiceDescription.get_Bindings().
if (myBinding != null) {
    Console.WriteLine("\n\nName : " + myBinding.get_Name());
    Console.WriteLine("Type : " + myBinding.get_Type());

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0