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ServiceDescription.GetService Method (Type)

Returns a service description initialized with a specified service type.

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

public static ServiceDescription GetService(
	Type serviceType


Type: System.Type

The Type of the service.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.ServiceDescription
The ServiceDescription for the service type provided.


serviceType is null.

Use this method to reflect on behaviors using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) programming model when replacing ServiceHostBase with you own hosting mechanism.

GetService(Type) initializes the Name, Namespace, and ConfigurationName properties, reflects on the type for any the ServiceBehaviorAttribute objects and adds them to Behaviors, and ensures that the ServiceBehaviorAttribute is attached to the service.

ServiceDescription d = ServiceDescription.GetService(new CalculatorService());
foreach (IServiceBehavior isb in d.Behaviors)

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