MetadataResolver.Resolve Method (IEnumerable<ContractDescription>, EndpointAddress)


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Resolves a metadata address into the ServiceEndpoint objects for the specified contracts using the specified metadata address.

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

static member Resolve : 
        contracts:IEnumerable<ContractDescription> *
        address:EndpointAddress -> ServiceEndpointCollection


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<ContractDescription>

The contracts for which to download and resolve metadata.

Type: System.ServiceModel.EndpointAddress

The metadata address.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.ServiceEndpointCollection

A collection of ServiceEndpoint objects for the specified contract.

Exception Condition

The address or contracts collection 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.

The default settings on the System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient are used to retrieve the metadata and the default System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClientMode is MetadataExchangeClientMode.MetadataExchange.

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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