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WindowsStreamSecurityBindingElement Class

Represents the binding element used to specify Windows stream security settings.

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

public class WindowsStreamSecurityBindingElement : StreamUpgradeBindingElement, 
	ITransportTokenAssertionProvider, IPolicyExportExtension

Transports that use a stream-oriented protocol such as TCP and named pipes support stream-based transport upgrades. Specifically, WCF provides security upgrades. The configuration of this transport security is encapsulated by this class as well as by SslStreamSecurityBindingElement, which can be configured and added to a custom binding. In addition, a third party can write its own custom StreamSecurityBindingElement. These binding elements extend the StreamUpgradeBindingElement class that is called to build the client and server stream upgrade providers.

A custom binding contains a collection of binding elements arranged in a specific order: the element representing the top of the binding stack is added first, the next element down in the binding stack is added second, and so on.

To add this class to a binding

  1. Create a BindingElementCollection.

  2. Create any required custom binding elements that are above this binding element in the binding stack, such as the optional TransactionFlowBindingElement and ReliableSessionBindingElement.

  3. Add the created elements in the order described previously to the BindingElementCollection using the InsertItem method.

  4. Create an instance of WindowsStreamSecurityBindingElement and add it to the collection.

  5. Add any additional custom binding elements to the collection, such as TcpTransportBindingElement.

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 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