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SoapService Class

Defines a Web service that is used to receive SOAP request messages and send SOAP response messages that are transport independent.

Namespace: Microsoft.Web.Services3.Messaging
Assembly: Microsoft.Web.Services3 (in microsoft.web.services3.dll)

Dim soapService1 As New SoapService()

public class SoapService : SoapReceiver
public class SoapService extends SoapReceiver
public class SoapService extends SoapReceiver

For each SOAP operation in the Web service, add a method to the class and apply the SoapMethodAttribute attribute to the method. The method must have one parameter that is either a SoapEnvelope or an XML-serializable type, and it must return either a SoapEnvelope or an XML-serializable type. The SoapMethodAttribute allows you to specify the SOAP <Action> for the SOAP operation.

A SOAP message can be received as a SoapEnvelope or a serializable object passed into the method. Use a SoapEnvelope when you must add or access your own SOAP headers or manipulate the SoapContext for that SOAP message. The SoapContext for a SoapEnvelope is accessed using the Context property. When a serializable object is used, it is serialized into or from the <Body> element. Programmatic access to the SoapContext for the SOAP message is not available when a serializable object is used. Instead, configure the send policy, so that the WSE adds required elements to the SOAP message.

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

Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Target Platforms