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MetadataExchangeClientMode Enumeration

Specifies the exchange mode used to obtain metadata.

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

public enum MetadataExchangeClientMode

Member nameDescription
MetadataExchangeA WS-Transfer Get request is used.
HttpGetAn HTTP GET request is used.

Use the MetadataExchangeClientMode with the System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient to specify whether metadata is downloaded using an HTTP GET or WS-Transfer Get request.

The following code example shows the use of MetadataExchangeClient to specify a download binding, resolve any contained references to metadata, and download the metadata.


// Get metadata documents.
Console.WriteLine("URI of the metadata documents retreived:");
MetadataExchangeClient metaTransfer 
  = new MetadataExchangeClient(httpGetMetaAddress.Uri, MetadataExchangeClientMode.HttpGet);
metaTransfer.ResolveMetadataReferences = true;
MetadataSet otherDocs = metaTransfer.GetMetadata();
foreach (MetadataSection doc in otherDocs.MetadataSections)
  Console.WriteLine(doc.Dialect + " : " + doc.Identifier);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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