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ClientViaBehavior Class

The ClientViaBehavior is used by clients to specify the URI for which the transport channel should be created.

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

Public Class ClientViaBehavior _
	Implements IEndpointBehavior
Dim instance As ClientViaBehavior

If such a behavior exists in the behavior collection on a client endpoint, the transport uses the URI that it provides, while all the other channel layers in the stack use the EndpointAddress provided at ChannelFactory construction time. This EndpointAddress also becomes the WS-Addressing To header.

Use this behavior when the immediate network destination is not the intended processor of the message to enable multiple-hop conversations when the calling application does not necessarily know the ultimate destination or when the destination Via header is not an address.

You can also set this value using the <clientVia> element in a client application configuration file.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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