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AsymmetricSecurityBindingElement.MessageProtectionOrder Property

Gets or sets the order of message encryption and signing for this binding.

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

public MessageProtectionOrder MessageProtectionOrder { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Security.MessageProtectionOrder
One of the MessageProtectionOrder values that specify how the message is protected. The default is SignBeforeEncrypt.


The value is not a valid member of the enumeration.


If there is nothing in the message that is encrypted, the signature element is not encrypted even when the MessageProtectionOrder property is set to SignBeforeEncryptAndEncryptSignature. This behavior occurs even with system-provided bindings. However the WSDL generated by WCF still contains the <sp:EncryptSignature> assertion.

For a listing of the members and their descriptions, see MessageProtectionOrder.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5