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MessagePartDescription Class

Represents a description of a SOAP message part.

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

'Declaration
Public Class MessagePartDescription
'Usage
Dim instance As MessagePartDescription

The MessagePartDescription class is the parent class of MessageHeaderDescription and MessagePropertyDescription and contains the basic functionality of both classes.

The following example uses the MessagePartDescription returned by the Parts property of the MessageBodyDescription class. The code iterates through the collection of endpoints and prints each endpoint name, as well as the name of each operation in the endpoint.

Private Sub PrintDescription(ByVal sh As ServiceHost) 
    ' Declare variables. 
    Dim i, j, k, l, c As Integer 
    Dim servDesc As ServiceDescription = sh.Description
    Dim opDesc As OperationDescription
    Dim contractDesc As ContractDescription
    Dim methDesc As MessageDescription
    Dim mBodyDesc As MessageBodyDescription
    Dim partDesc As MessagePartDescription
    Dim servBeh As IServiceBehavior
    Dim servEP As ServiceEndpoint

    ' Print the behaviors of the service.
    Console.WriteLine("Behaviors:")
    For c = 0 To servDesc.Behaviors.Count-1
        servBeh = servDesc.Behaviors(c)
        Console.WriteLine(vbTab + "{0}", servBeh)
    Next c

    ' Print the endpoint descriptions of the service.
    Console.WriteLine("Endpoints")
    For i = 0 To servDesc.Endpoints.Count-1
        ' Print the endpoint names.
        servEP = servDesc.Endpoints(i)
        Console.WriteLine(vbTab + "Name: {0}", servEP.Name)
        contractDesc = servEP.Contract

        Console.WriteLine(vbTab + "Operations:")
        For j = 0 To contractDesc.Operations.Count-1
            ' Print operation names.
            opDesc = servEP.Contract.Operations(j)
            Console.WriteLine(vbTab + vbTab + "{0}", opDesc.Name)
            Console.WriteLine(vbTab + vbTab + "Actions:")
            For k = 0 To opDesc.Messages.Count-1
                ' Print the message action. 
                methDesc = opDesc.Messages(k)
                Console.WriteLine(vbTab + vbTab + vbTab + _
                  "Action:{0}", methDesc.Action)

                ' Check for the existence of a body, then the body description.
                mBodyDesc = methDesc.Body
                If mBodyDesc.Parts.Count > 0 Then 
                    For l = 0 To methDesc.Body.Parts.Count-1
                        partDesc = methDesc.Body.Parts(l)
                        Console.WriteLine(vbTab + vbTab + _
                        vbTab + vbTab + "{0}", partDesc.Name)
                    Next l
                End If 
            Next k
        Next j
    Next i

End Sub     

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
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