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MessageDirection Enumeration

 
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Specifies the direction of the message.

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

public enum MessageDirection

Member nameDescription
Input

The message is incoming.

Output

The message is outgoing.

The direction of a message indicates whether the message is coming into an endpoint or going out from an endpoint. Input is incoming to the server and Output is outgoing from the server. For a basic request/response message pattern, a request is incoming to the server and the response is outgoing from the server. On callbacks from the server to client, however, a request is outgoing from the server and a response is incoming to the server.

Use the MessageDescription(String, MessageDirection) constructor to specify the direction of a message.

Retrieve the direction of a message using the Direction property.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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