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ServiceMetadataExtension Class

Provides the implementation for the metadata publishing protocols.


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

public class ServiceMetadataExtension : IExtension<ServiceHostBase>

The ServiceMetadataExtension type exposes the following members.

Public methodServiceMetadataExtensionCreates an instance of a ServiceMetadataExtension object.

Public propertyMetadataGets the service's metadata at runtime.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIExtension<ServiceHostBase>.AttachEnables an object to participate in custom behavior. Called when the runtime attaches the extension to an instance of the ServiceHostBase class. For internal use only.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIExtension<ServiceHostBase>.DetachEnables an object to participate in custom behavior. Called when the runtime detaches the extension from an instance of the InstanceContext class. For internal use only.

The ServiceMetadataExtension is configured and used by configuring a service with the System.ServiceModel.Description.ServiceMetadataBehavior.

You can also use the ServiceMetadataExtension class to get the service's metadata at runtime by accessing the Metadata property.

.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.

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