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MessageDescription Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the MessageDescription class with a specified action and direction.

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

public MessageDescription(
	string action,
	MessageDirection direction


Type: System.String

The action parameter of the SOAP message that identifies the intent of the message.

Type: System.ServiceModel.Description.MessageDirection

Input if the message is incoming or Output if the message is outgoing.


The direction is neither Input or Output.

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