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Message.Headers Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the headers of the message.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assemblies:   System.ServiceModel.Primitives (in System.ServiceModel.Primitives.dll)
  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

abstract Headers : MessageHeaders with get

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.MessageHeaders
A MessageHeaders object that represents the headers of the message.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The message has been disposed of.

A Message can have zero or more headers that are used as an extension mechanism to pass information in messages that is application-specific. You can use Headers to add message headers to a message by calling the Add method.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a number of predefined message headers, as shown in the following table.

Header Name

Contains the header name.

To

Contains the role that the message is targeting.

Action

Provides a description of how the message should be processed.

FaultTo

Contains the address of the node to which faults should be sent.

From

Contains the address of the node that sent the message.

Request

Indicates whether the message is a request.

MessageID

Contains the unique ID of the message.

RelatesTo

Contains the IDs of messages that are related to this message.

ReplyTo

Contains the address of the node to which a reply should be sent for a request.

Notes to Inheritors

When overridden in a derived class, this method returns a MessageHeaders object for the headers of the message.

The following code example shows a client that uses the channel factory to send a message and read the reply.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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