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BasicHttpBinding.ReaderQuotas Property

Gets or sets constraints on the complexity of SOAP messages that can be processed by endpoints configured with this binding.

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

public XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas ReaderQuotas { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas
The XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas that specifies the complexity constraints.

The complexity constraints provide protection from denial of service (DOS) attacks that attempt to use message complexity to tie up endpoint processing resources. Other complexity constraints include items such as a maximum element depth and a maximum length for string content within the message.

The following example sets ProxyAddress to application settings.

		BasicHttpBinding binding =
			new BasicHttpBinding();
		XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas readerQuotas = new XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas();
		readerQuotas.MaxArrayLength = 25 * 1024;
	        binding.ReaderQuotas = readerQuotas;

The value of this property can also be set in the configuration file.


        <binding name="Binding1">
          <readerQuotas maxBytesPerRead ="1000" 

          <security mode="None" />



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