MetadataResolver.Resolve Method (IEnumerable(Of ContractDescription), Uri, MetadataExchangeClientMode, MetadataExchangeClient)


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Resolves a metadata address into the ServiceEndpoint objects for the specified contracts using the specified address, transfer mode, and transfer client.

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

Public Shared Function Resolve (
	contracts As IEnumerable(Of ContractDescription),
	address As Uri,
	mode As MetadataExchangeClientMode,
	client As MetadataExchangeClient
) As ServiceEndpointCollection


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of ContractDescription)

The contracts for which to download and resolve metadata.

Type: System.Uri

The metadata address.

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClientMode

The mode of retrieval.

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient

The System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient used to retrieve the metadata.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.ServiceEndpointCollection

A collection of ServiceEndpoint objects for the specified contract.

Exception Condition

The address, contracts collection, or client is null.


contracts is empty, at least one member of contracts is null, or contracts contains more than one contract with the same name and namespace.

To download metadata but not resolve the information into ServiceEndpoint objects, use the System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient directly.


An empty collection is returned if no endpoints were imported or if no endpoints matched the contract. If an empty collection is returned, a warning trace is written.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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