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ServiceHost.CreateDescription Method

Creates a description of the service hosted.

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

protected override ServiceDescription CreateDescription(
	out IDictionary<string, ContractDescription> implementedContracts


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<String, ContractDescription>%
The IDictionary<TKey, TValue> with key pairs of type (String, ContractDescription) that contains the keyed-contracts of the hosted service that have been implemented.


The type of service hosted is null.

This method is used to construct contract descriptions from customized programming models. Override the corresponding base class method, CreateDescription(IDictionary<String, ContractDescription>), to implement the customized model.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.