MessageDescription.Direction Property


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Gets the direction that indicates whether the message is incoming or outgoing.

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

public MessageDirection Direction { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.MessageDirection

The MessageDirection that indicates whether the message is incoming to or outgoing from the service.

Incoming means that the message is coming from the client to the server. This is the Input direction. Outgoing means the message is coming from the server to the client. This is the Output direction. These terms can be confusing from the client perspective where the messages marked as Input are actually being sent and the messages marked as Output are being received.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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